Resilient Home Retrofits

Empowering homeowners to protect themselves from the risks of flooding.

What are resilient home retrofits?

Overland flooding happens when water flows over land, seeping into windows, doors and cracks in a home. This type of flooding is not covered by all insurance plans and the damage from it can pose significant financial, health and safety risks to homeowners. Resilient Home Retrofits aims to increase a home’s ability to withstand and recover from overland flooding through resiliency upgrades inside and outside of the home.

Resilient Home Retrofit Pilot Project

Helping homeowners prepare for the impacts of flooding.

Clean Foundation is working with homeowners from specific communities within the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and the Town of New Glasgow to participate in a pilot project designed to help address overland flood risks to homes in both urban and rural areas of these regions.

Selected participants will receive a FREE flood risk assessment and a FREE home energy assessment. Based on these assessments, upgrades will be made to increase their home’s resiliency at no cost to the homeowner.

Residents of Spryfield and Upper Hammonds Plains

Applications for the residents of Spryfield and Upper Hammonds Plains are closed.

Residents of the Town of New Glasgow

Applications for the Town of New Glasgow
are now closed.

Resources for all Nova Scotians

Understanding your insurance coverage

Across the province insurance companies are seeing an increase in claims from weather-related events, including overland flooding. Take time to ensure you understand your coverage to protect your home and reduce potential insurance costs.

Understanding your insurance

Preparing for climate related emergencies

There are many resources available to help homeowners better prepare for all types of climate-related weather events. Spend time learning about prevention strategies that can help you protect your home such as mitigating health risks and reducing your insurance and clean-up costs.

Preparing for all climate emergencies

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