Seniors housing is an affordable option for low-income Nova Scotians over the age of 58. This type of housing is geared toward individuals in need of age-friendly housing and who have low or no care needs. The units are like any regular apartment and can be rented through Regional Housing Authorities across the province.
Units are private and include basic amenities such as fridge and stove, heat and hot water. Rental costs are determined by the resident’s annual income and how long they have lived in the community in which the apartment is located. Home care support is not provided through this type of seniors housing but it can be accessed through Continuing Care.
Enriched Seniors Housing
The Enriched Seniors Housing program is intended for lower-income seniors that have some additional care requirements and is offered through your Regional Housing Authority. Enriched housing may be an ideal situation for persons that can live independently in their own apartment but would benefit from some assistance such as housekeeping, meal preparation, personal care, help with medication, or nursing care. Enriched housing units are connected to nursing homes, making care services easily accessible. Residents are given access to care services on an as-needed, fee for service basis.
This program is not available in all areas of the province. Each housing unit is unique, and the types of services offered and costs for additional services may differ.
To find out if this program is offered in your region, or for more information on how to access this program and the tenant selection process, please contact the local Regional Housing Authority nearest you.