BC Rebate for Accessible Home Adaptations (BC RAHA)
The Home Adaptations for Independence program has a new name, the BC Rebate for Accessible Home Adaptations (BC RAHA).
Master Painting & Renovations is proud to support people who qualify for the RAHA grant program. We’ve had clients over the years who’ve needed special modifications to their home due to a physical disability.
The BC Rebate for Accessible Home Adaptations (BC RAHA) program provides financial help in the form of rebates to eligible low-income households to complete home adaptations for independent living.
You could receive up to $17,500 in financial assistance if you qualify.
RAHA Renovation Trends of 2021
(That We Do!)
Here the wheel chair rolls right under the sink for easier access and use.
Wheel chair rolls right into the shower for easy access.
Strong support rails with brackets mounted right into the wall.
Before the wheelchair was too big for the doorway but we expanded it for better access.
For better water exposure and convenient when resident needs assistance.
Stay independent and at the same time ease the concern of your loved one’s who care about your safety.
Easy To Use
Fixtures are lower for easy reach and accessibility.
What if your contractor
could read your mind?
could read your mind?
- We work with your budget
- All material is chosen and ordered before your project starts
- One-year warranty on all materials provided by Master Painting & Renovations
- Highly trained, clean, professional work crews
HAFI Grant Modifications
The adaptations will be custom built to suit the household’s disability or diminished abilities.
These could include such items as ramps for ease of access, handrails in hallways or stairways, lever handles on doors, easy to reach work and storage areas in the kitchen, walk-in showers with grab bars, or bath-tub grab bars and seats among other things.
“Who Is HAFI Grant For?”
The BC Government helps provide financial support for low-income persons and seniors with disabilities. The funds will go toward improving your accessibility at home by making modifications that will promote continued independant and safe living.
It is available for both tenants and homeowners with needs.
HAFI Grant FAQs
Wheelchair Accessibility Issues
The homeowners were getting on in years, and the husband was losing mobility due to Parkinson’s Disease. The first thing we saw when we arrived was that the doorway was too small for the wheelchair to fit through (the homeowner had sawzalled the doorframe to make it big enough in the interim).
The bathroom was too small to turn around in, and he couldn’t use the shower, toilet or sink without great difficulty and assistance.
- Inaccessible for wheelchairs
- The bathroom was too small
- Couldn’t use the toilet, shower or sink
The first thing we did was demo most of the bathroom, enlarged the doorway and the old shower. We tiled everything to make it easier to roll the wheelchair in and out. We built a custom wheel-in shower with lots of guardrail access for safe, independent use.
We relocated the toilet and placed handles around it, and we created a custom, lowered sink counter so the client could roll right up to the sink to use the faucet.
- Made door big enough to get the wheelchair through
- Tiled entire bathroom
- Wheel-in shower (he can even turn the wheelchair around in the shower!)
- Handles around toilet and shower for safety and ease of use.
- Relocated the toilet