Helping You Save Money

The following rebates, exemptions and grants may help you save money.  Check out the links below to see if you qualify.  Visit our office at 249 White Point Road for help completing application forms or to have paperwork faxed. This page will be updated often, so check back regularly.  If you need assitance completing your application(s), come see us.  We are here to help!

Help for Seniors

Property Tax Rebate for Seniors – Applications open now!

Helps low-income seniors with the cost of municipal residential property taxes. Rebates are 50% of what you paid on the previous year’s property taxes, up to a maximum of $800. Applications will open from July 2023 – December 2023.

Senior Care Grant – Applications open now!

The Senior Care Grant helps low-income seniors with the cost of household services (like snow removal, grocery delivery, lawn care and small home repairs and maintenance).

Home Adaptations for Seniors IndependenceCall 1 (844) 424-5110 to apply now!

This program helps homeowners pay for home adaptations so seniors with low incomes can stay in their homes independently for longer periods of time. A one-time forgivable grant of up to $3,500 is available.

 

Help for Low-Income Residents

Low Income Property Tax Exemption Applications open now!

Exemption of up to $400 for low-income Queens County residents.  Eligibility based on total household income. Applications are open from April 2023 – February 2024.

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program – Program now closed for the 2022 Tax Year

Help with income tax filing, available to low-income Queens County Residents.  

Targeted Housing Benefit – Applications available online now!

Do you own your home? Do you spend at least half of your income to run it? You may be eligible for the Homeowner Targeted Housing Benefit—a monthly benefit that makes living in your home more affordable.

Targeted Renters Benefit – Applications available online now!

The Targeted Housing Benefit provides eligible renters with a monthly allowance to help them afford their rent. The benefit you can receive is based on your household size and income, as well as the average market rent in your area.

 

Home Heating Assistance

HEAT Fund – Applications open January 2024

The HEAT Fund offers assistance of up to $400 for individuals and families in an emergency home heating situation.  The criteria has been updated for 2022 so if you did not qualify before, you could qualify now!

Heating Assistance Rebate Program – Applications now open

Helps low-income Nova Scotians with the cost of home heating. Rebates range from $100 to $200. 

 

Housing Assistance

Access-A-Home Program – Call 1 (844) 424-5110 to apply now!

This program provides eligible clients with a non-repayable grant of up to $7,000 to help make their home wheelchair accessible. The amount of the grant varies based on household income.

Disabled Residential Rehabilitation Program – Call 1 (844) 424-5110 to apply now!

This program provides financial assistance up to $16,000 for landlords to modify homes to be more accessible for residents with disabilities OR homeowners who can’t afford to make their homes more accessible for persons with disabilities.

HomeWarming Program – Apply online now!

HomeWarming provides a free home energy assessment, and may provide free energy upgrades based on that assessment, to eligible homeowners. Applications are limited to one per household.

Provincial Housing Emergency Repair Program – Call 1 (844) 424-5110 to apply now!

This program offers financial assistance to homeowners for emergency repairs to their homes. The maximum amount of funding available is a $6,500 grant to help cover the cost of labour and materials.

Small Loans Assistance Program – Call 1 (844) 424-5110 to apply now!

This is a provincially funded program to improve housing conditions by providing low interest loans, up to $20,000, to qualified applicants.

Down Payment Assistance – Call 1 (844) 424-5110 to apply now!

Assists Nova Scotians with modest incomes who pre-qualify for an insured mortgage to purchase their first home. Eligible participants can apply to receive an interest-free repayable loan of up to five per cent of the purchase price of a home.

 

Click here for information on more programs available through Housing Nova Scotia