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Preserving Social Housing in Mulgrave Park

Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Mulgrave Park residents will soon benefit from a $5 million investment to preserve social housing in their neighbourhood. Halifax Chebucto MLA Joachim Stroink, on behalf of Joanne Bernard, minister responsible for Housing Nova Scotia, and MP Andy Fillmore, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, made the announcement today, March 28.

New Affordable Second-Stage Housing for Indigenous Women and Children

Release Date: 
Friday, March 17, 2017

Indigenous women and children fleeing domestic violence will soon have a safe new place to call home, with the help of government funding for affordable second-stage housing. Joanne Bernard, Minister responsible for Housing Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, joined MP Andy Fillmore, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, today, March 17, at the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre in Halifax to make the announcement.

New Affordable Rental Housing for Seniors in Mahone Bay

Release Date: 
Monday, March 13, 2017

Seniors will soon have better access to affordable rental housing with support from the Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia. The construction of a 26-unit development, including three barrier-free units, will ensure seniors in rural Nova Scotia have access to safe, accessible housing.

Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing Open in Yarmouth County

Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill, on behalf of Joanne Bernard, Minister responsible for Housing Nova Scotia, joined MP Colin Fraser, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, today, Jan. 17, to celebrate the opening of the new affordable housing units in Hebron, Yarmouth County.

More Housing Support for Those Living With Mental Illness and Addiction Challenges

Release Date: 
Friday, January 13, 2017

Derek Mombourquette, MLA Sydney-Whitney Pier, on behalf of Joanne Bernard, Minister responsible for Housing Nova Scotia, joined MP Mark Eyking, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, today, Jan. 13, to celebrate the opening of eight new affordable housing units provided for low-income individuals who need supports to live in the community. 

Support for Bryony House and Victims of Domestic Violence

Release Date: 
Friday, October 28, 2016

The Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are investing in the replacement of Bryony House, a 24-bed shelter for women and children in Halifax, who are victims of domestic violence. Up to $3 million will be committed for the construction of a new building that can better meet the needs of families.

New Federal Funding Agreement Expands Affordable Housing

Release Date: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Nova Scotians in need of safe, affordable and accessible housing will soon have more options thanks to a new federal-provincial agreement. Premier Stephen McNeil, and Joanne Bernard, Minister responsible for Housing Nova Scotia, along with MP Scott Brison, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, announced today, Aug. 17, that Housing Nova Scotia has entered into the new federal 2016 Social Infrastructure Fund Agreement. 

Springhill Family Enters New Habitat Home In Time For The Holidays

Release Date: 
Monday, December 7, 2015

Habitat for Humanity today dedicated a new home for the Embree family in Springhill, Nova Scotia. We are pleased to support this project and support Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia assist more families own their own home.

 

Youth Host Premier McNeil at Mulgrave Park

Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

In August, Nova Scotia premier Stephen McNeil met with some of the younger residents of the community of Mulgrave Park in Halifax. Mulgrave Park is a public housing development owned and operated by Metro Regional Housing Authority on behalf of Housing Nova Scotia. Built in the late 1950s, it is the oldest and largest public housing community in Nova Scotia.

HomeWarming complements HNS programs

Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

We all deserve to be comfortable in our homes, regardless of income. But too many Nova Scotians struggle to keep warm and pay the bills. Energy upgrades, like insulation or draft-proofing, can reduce heating and power bills and make a home more comfortable year-round. 

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