Housing Information for Seniors

 
Finding Housing

Online Alberta Seniors Housing Directory (Alberta Seniors Communities & Housing Association)



Home Modifications
 
Information on how to make homes more user-friendly for older adults and supports that may make it more feasible to implement changes and/or modifications
The Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program (SHARP) will help senior homeowners to remain in their homes and maintain their independence by providing eligible seniors with a low-interest home equity loan to finance home repairs and adaptations. (Government of Alberta, available July 1, 2016)
Home for Life™ is a set of voluntary guidelines to help home owners, home buyers and home builders create homes that meet the needs of all people, regardless of their age or ability. The guidelines were designed to be used by people building new homes, but they can also be used for renovation project.
The Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP) provides grants to help lower-income Albertans with mobility challenges modify their homes so they can enter and move around more easily.
The City of Edmonton’s Housing Opportunities Program for Edmonton (HOPE) offers a grant of up to $20,000 to help low-income Edmontonians make repairs to their homes. HOPE will help qualifying homeowners bring their homes to a minimum standard of health and safety relating to plumbing, heating, electrical, structural, fire safety, disability modifications and energy efficiency. Applicants must own and occupy their homes. Seniors and persons with disabilities are given priority. Review the HOPE website for more information on eligibility requirements.
Making Our Houses Lifelong Homes: Accessible Housing for Seniors  - a made-in-Edmonton resource.
 
 
 
Home Safety
Fire and Fall Prevention Checklist (8 ½ x 11 inch and 11 x 17 inch)
Safety tip sheets: high-rise fire safety, home escape planning safety, fire safety tips for people with disabilities, and medical oxygen safety tips

 

Help Around the Home
Edmonton Seniors Home Supports Program: Referrals to trustworthy people, companies and groups providing snow shovelling, yard maintenance, housekeeping and minor home repair
Assisted Waste Collection service for customers who have difficulty getting their recycling or garbage to the curb or lane. There is no additional charge for this service offered by the City of Edmonton's Waste Management Services. Call 780-496-5698 for more information.
 
 
 
Planning for Aging in Place