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Aging in Place

Seniors Home Modifications

What is the Seniors Aging-In -Place Retrofit Program?

The Seniors Aging-In-Place Retrofit Program provides a forgivable loan (over one year) to lower energy costs or for repairs so that seniors who own their homes can continue to live in their homes safely.

The loan is for a project to reduce your use of fossil fuels, such as a installing a new furnace, to install an alternative source of energy, or for a needed repairs to help you stay in your home longer. 

Who is eligible for the Seniors Aging- in-Place Retrofit Program?

If you are a resident and homeowner of the Northwest Territories who is 60 years old, or older, and who has a low income, you can apply to this program.

If you are a Senior Adult, (60 years and older) you can apply at any time for assistance under any housing program.

What funding is available?

The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) will provide you with a forgivable loan (over one year) of up to $10,000 if your application is approved,

In addition to this Program, you can also apply to other repair programs for seniors, such as Contributing Assistance for Repairs and Enhancements (CARE)-Major.

How do I apply?

Please contact your Local Housing Organization, or District Office for your region, to find out more details, and for help to fill out an application if you need it.