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Affordable Housing Units for Dartmouth

Release Date: 
Monday, March 28, 2022

The Province is investing nearly $22 million to create more than 370 affordable housing units in Dartmouth.

"Today, we're taking real action to provide more Nova Scotians with a safe, comfortable and affordable place to call home," said Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Lohr. "This project is a great example of how we can work with our partners, both in the private and non-profit sectors, to address the housing crisis in Nova Scotia."

The agreement with Clayton Developments will see new energy-efficient townhouses, fourplexes and multi-unit buildings built in the Southdale-Mount Hope area. The Province will invest $21.8 million to create 373 affordable units, included as part of a larger development of 875 homes, townhomes and apartments. Rents for affordable housing units in the development will range from 60 to 80 per cent of average market rents.

Province Announces Members of Panel on Housing

Release Date: 
Friday, November 26, 2021

Former cabinet minister Geoff MacLellan will chair the panel on housing in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), a joint planning task force created this fall to address housing challenges in the capital region. The Province made the announcement today, November 25.

Province Invests in Affordable Housing, Community Housing, Shelters

Release Date: 
Monday, November 22, 2021

On National Housing Day, November 22, the Province announced a $6.4 million investment to build about 200 new affordable rental units in Kentville, Lantz, Halifax and Cole Harbour.

These units will rent for at least 20 per cent below market value. The projects include:

  • in Kentville, a 100-unit development, all units affordable, by Tiny Home Development, RFL Group
  • in Lantz, 40 affordable units in an 85-unit development by Shaw Group Ltd.
  • in Halifax, 38 affordable units in a 100-unit development by Art House Lofts, Sidewalk Real Estate Development.

Veterans, Families to Save Money on Rent

Release Date: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Veterans and families caring for a child with a severe mental or physical disability will soon save on their public housing rent costs. The Province will now exclude the veterans’ disability pension and the child disability benefit when calculating how much rent someone will pay in public housing.

Province Takes Action to Increase Housing and Protect Tenants

Release Date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Affordable, safe housing is crucial for a healthy society, quality of life, attracting new residents, social equity and growing the economy.

Province Addresses Short-Term Affordable Housing Recommendations

Release Date: 
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Infrastructure and Housing Minister Geoff MacLellan announced today, July 6, the province will invest $25 million to address immediate investments recommended by the Nova Scotia Affordable Housing

Support for Three Affordable Housing Developments

Release Date: 
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Affordable housing developments in three Nova Scotia communities will receive support from the provincial and federal governments under the National Housing Strategy.

Affordable Housing Commission Presents Recommendations

Release Date: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

A new report prepared by the Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission details the province's urgent need for improved affordable housing.

Government to Evaluate Affordable Housing Commission Report, Recommendations

Release Date: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Government will begin evaluating the final report of the Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission and discuss next steps with partners in the affordable housing sector and other levels of governme

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.

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