Société d'habitation du Québec
The Residential Adaptation Assistance Program helps people with disabilities adapt their homes so that they can carry on their everyday activities. The program provides homeowners and landlords with financial assistance to cover the cost of essential, functional and cost-effective adaptations. Examples of eligible work include:
The program is administered by the Société d'habitation du Québec, which delegates day-to-day management to municipalities and regional county municipalities (RCMs). These municipal partners determine whether the work in question is eligible, based on a report from an occupational therapist.
Clientele Anyone with a disability whose limitations affect his or her ability to carry out everyday activities at home. Requirements related to the handicapped personThe handicapped person must:
Other requirements may apply. You can find them in the Program Registration form. Owner-Related RequirementThe homeowner or landlord must obtain a certificate of eligibility from the municipality or RCM before starting work. Eligible WorkWork is admissible if it:
Eligible BuildingsTo qualify, a building must be the home of the person with disabilities. It may be:
Some buildings are ineligible:
The financial assistance is remitted to the owner of the home once the work has been completed. The amount depends on several criteria, including household income. Low-income households may receive a higher amount of financial assistance. Financial assistance may be as much as $16,000 per eligible person with disabilities. In certain cases determined by the Société d’habitation du Québec, an additional amount of up to $7,000 may be paid. In cases where specialized equipment is required, additional assistance of up to $10,000 may also be paid, based on criteria determined by the Société d’habitation du Québec. The amount of the financial assistance is determined by the municipality or RCM.
Loi sur la Société d'habitation du Québec (RLRQ, chapters S-8)
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