Issue #28: Support Aging in Place

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Issue #28: Support Aging in Place

Seniors need policy changes and flexible supports to allow them to age in place.

Recommendation #96: Change the Home Renovation Tax Credit to Per Person

Amend the Home Accessibility Tax Credit from a $10,000 per dwelling tax credit to a $10,000 per person tax credit. Study and reevaluate the tax credit amount to reflect the increased need in order to age in place. Implement an appropriate higher tax credit amount if required.

Recommendation #97: Government Land Grants and Guarantees for Seniors’ Housing, Including Long-Term Care

Federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments should develop land grant programs to support aging in place housing initiatives, including long-term care.

Governments should develop and support loan guarantee programs allowing for development of innovative housing models to support aging in place.

Recommendation #98: Update Municipal Bylaws for Age-Friendliness

Municipal governments should develop age-friendly bylaws including increased opportunity for in-law suites, laneway housing, intergenerational co-housing options, and building codes.

Age-Friendly Model Bylaws should be developed with aging and law reform experts which can be easily adapted and adopted by local municipalities.

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