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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Release Date: 
Monday, November 23, 2015

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Housing First aims to end homelessness

Release Date: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Housing Nova Scotia is pleased to be part of a new partnership focusing on working together to put an end to homelessness and housing poverty in the Halifax region by 2019. The Housing and Homelessness Partnership is also comprised of Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Nova Scotia Health Authority–Central Zone, Halifax Regional Municipality, Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia, IWK Health Centre, and United Way Halifax.

Heating and Housing Programs for Nova Scotians

Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Government is reaching out to Nova Scotians regarding financial assistance for home heating and making their homes safer and more accessible. Service Nova Scotia is now accepting applications for the Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP) to help with up to $200 toward home heating costs.

Housing Nova Scotia Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer

Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Housing Nova Scotia President and Chief Executive Officer, Dan Troke, today announced that Lindsay Wadden has been hired as Chief Operating Officer, effective August 31, 2015.  Lindsay is a seasoned executive who is highly regarded for her experience providing strategic and operational direction to public sector organizations. She has extensive government experience with the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation where she was the Vice-President, Gaming Operations since 2011. 

Nova Scotia Premier Visits Mulgrave Park

Release Date: 
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Premier McNeil had an opportunity to hear from youth about their positive experience growing up in Mulgrave Park and learn about the various programs offered by Phoenix Youth.  The PYCC works collaboratively with youth, parents, the community and other stakeholders to extend meaningful programs that foster youth development and leadership. "I see in Mulgrave Park the same community I grew up in, where everyone cares about one another", said Premier McNeil.