Mobility Modifications

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Overview


Funding is available for homeowners to improve the accessibility of homes for people with a disability to support modifications that will promote continued independent living.


Available Funding

A forgivable loan up to $50,000 is provided

  • Loans of up to $10,000 will be forgiven in one year (1)
  • Loans of $10,001 to $20,000 will be forgiven two (2) years
  • Loans of $20,001 to $30,000 will be forgiven three (3) years
  • Loans of $30,001 to $40,000 will be forgiven (4) years
  • Loans of $40,001 to $50,000 will be forgiven five (5) years

Eligible costs include the cost of materials, labour, building permits, inspections, certificates, drawings, specifications, legal fees and any applicable taxes.

Only modifications related to the occupant’s disability will be considered.

Housing NWT will be responsible for the freight costs as well as Contractor accommodation/airfare expenses.

No expenses (including labour and material purchased) incurred before program approval are eligible.

Deadline

Applications will open Summer 2024.
Applicants will be notified within 60 days of intake deadline.

The annual Mobility Modifications Program allocation is limited and based upon available funding. Therefore, not all eligible applicants may be chosen for the program. Clients are selected according to level of need using a points system called the Housing NWT Priority Allocation and Selection System (PASS).

Eligibility

This funding is open to residents of the NWT who:

  • are homeowners with a disability or homeowners who have a household member with a disability
  • can provide letter or medical certificate is required to confirm the disability from a qualified practitioner such as medical doctors, optometrists, audiologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and speech language pathologists.
  • are over 19 years of age  
  • have lived in the NWT for three years
  • have lived in their home for over a year
  • own a home within municipal boundaries and have access to a continuous supply of electricity, potable water and heat
  • own a home where there is a functional sewage containment system
  • have a low-to-middle total household income that falls within the limits of the monthly income threshold for your community.

If an applicant has mortgage, land, lease or tax arrears, your District Office can answer questions on your eligibility.


How to Apply
 

To apply, you will need to contact your District Office by phone.

Client counselling is required at all stages during the application process. It is necessary to provide applicants with relevant information including the Home Mobility Modification Agreement and homeowner responsibilities, including the importance of home maintenance and home insurance.

All applicants are required to complete an application form with a representative from Housing NWT or its designated agent.

Applicants are not permitted to complete the application on their own.

The Housing NWT District Technical Advisors will be responsible for coordinating the maintenance and minor repair projects, including the Scope of Work


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Contact

Housing NWT

5102-50 Ave.

Yellowknife, NT  X1A 2P6

General Inquiries

Nwthc_comms@gov.nt.ca