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N.S. Affordable Housing Commission to host online regional workshops

Release Date: 
Saturday, March 27, 2021

Help shape the future of affordable rental housing in Nova Scotia.

Energy Efficient Upgrades for Public Housing

Release Date: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020

Public housing across the province is becoming more energy efficient to improve the quality of life and comfort for thousands of Nova Scotians. These upgrades will also support jobs, reduce operating costs and decrease greenhouse gas emissions in 51 communities. 

The Province is investing $197 million to help create more affordable housing options

Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The province is creating more affordable housing options for Nova Scotians by investing $197.1 million as part of a federal-provincial agreement to strengthen housing programs.

Nancy MacLellan Appointed CEO of Housing Nova Scotia

Release Date: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Nancy MacLellan has been appointed as the new CEO of Housing Nova Scotia. Nancy is an exceptional leader, with passion, drive and commitment to public service.

Nancy has worked for the Nova Scotia government since 1997 in a number of key areas. Her roles included Director of Service Delivery and Operations at Access Nova Scotia; Senior Policy Analyst at Treasury and Policy Board; Director of Court Services at Justice; and Executive Director of Strategy, Registries, and Service Delivery at Service Nova Scotia/Access Nova Scotia. Before accepting her current position, Nancy was the Associate Deputy Minister at the Department of Community Services.

More Affordable Housing Opportunities for Low-income Nova Scotians

Release Date: 
Friday, July 13, 2018

More Nova Scotians will soon be able to find a good home at a price they can afford. Housing Nova Scotia announced today it is investing $18 million to create up to 1,500 new affordable housing opportunities through rent supplements over the next three years. 

Applications Open to First-time Home Buyers

Release Date: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

More Nova Scotians will be able to achieve their dream of owning a home by getting an interest-free loan from Housing Nova Scotia. This is the second year of the Down Payment Assistance Program for eligible first-time home buyers. It is designed to help modest-income Nova Scotians who are pre-approved for an insured mortgage from an accredited lender, but who may need some assistance to cover the required down payment.

 

 

Victims of Domestic Violence in Amherst Have a New Place to Call Home

Release Date: 
Friday, May 11, 2018

Women and children fleeing domestic violence in Cumberland County now have access to a safe place to call home, as Autumn House opens its new second-stage housing unit in Amherst.

More Affordable Rental Housing in Halifax

Release Date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018

People living on low to moderate incomes now have increased access to affordable housing in Halifax with the reopening of 22-24 Evans Ave.

Chrysalis House Receives Funding to Rebuild New Shelter

Release Date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Women and children fleeing domestic violence in Kings, Annapolis and Hants counties will soon have access to a new place of safety and refuge, with the support of the provincial and federal governments.

New Program Helps Nova Scotians Purchase Their First Home

Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Nova Scotians struggling to save for a down payment for their first home could soon get an interest-free loan from Housing Nova Scotia to make their dream come true. The provincial and federal governments are investing $1.3 million to fund a new one-year Down Payment Assistance Program. Joanne Bernard, Minister responsible for Housing Nova Scotia, along with MP Andy Fillmore, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, made the announcement today, April 26, in Halifax.

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