Nova Scotia

HomeWarming

Easy application

Tax filing required

HomeWarming offers no-charge energy assessments and free home upgrades to eligible Nova Scotians. Upgrades can include draft-proofing, insulation or other efficiency options to help make heating and cooling your home much more affordable and comfortable. The upgrades will be installed for you at no cost.

You can apply for the HomeWarming program if:

  • Your total family net income is within the levels shown in the Income Qualification chart. (Net income is usually lower than gross income).
  • You own a single-unit home located in Nova Scotia and can provide proof of ownership.
  • You live in your home year-round, it is your current primary residence and you do not plan to sell it in the near future.
  • Your home has not already been upgraded through HomeWarming or the Low Income Homeowner Service.

Proof of income

Pay stubs, pension statements (Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security), rental property income, income tax returns, income tax notice of assessment, business/rental/farming income, disability or veterans affairs pension, child and spousal support payments, GST credit.

Proof of housing situation

  • letter from landlord about your housing situation
  • eviction notice
  • disconnection notice
  • police report about an incident involving your housing
  • moving company quote or invoice
  • list of repairs needed in home
  • list of expenses for renovations needed for independence in the home
  • proof of home ownership (mortgage, property ownership)

You can apply for the HomeWarming program two ways:

Documentation required to complete your application:

  • Your proof of income (recent Tax Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency for all members of your household over the age of 18).
  • Your proof of home ownership (recent property tax bill or property value assessment notice). Note: Even if you have a mortgage with a bank or credit union, you are the owner of the home.

Last updated: June 4, 2022