Word on the street

Release Date: 
Monday, March 30, 2015

The housing support worker initiative was launched with local community agencies in 2011 – and in just a few years, the impact is being felt on the streets.

Since the program began, 1,300 more people living in stable housing by the close of 2014.

“Living in our society, we are often unprepared for homelessness,” says Karen Spurr, a housing support worker at Halifax’s Barry House. “You can always be one major stress or one job loss away from homelessness. We can help – we’ve been through it all before.”

Thinking Differently

Release Date: 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Stewart Matheson

When it comes to social housing, stereotypes and damaging truths abound. A common myth, for example, is that many of the people  who use programs offered by Housing Nova Scotia ely on them as an alternative to hard work. Quite the contrary, says Stewart  Matheson, who has worked with housing clients in Cape Breton for decades.

In Other News

Release Date: 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Place to Call Home

Federal, Provincial Governments Announce Housing Co-operatives Funding

Release Date: 
Friday, January 23, 2015

Many Nova Scotians living in housing co-operatives will soon benefit from repairs made through funding from the Social Housing Assistance Repair Program (SHARP).

CEO Dan Troke Talks About Homeownership with Property Perspective's host Vanessa Roman

Release Date: 
Saturday, January 17, 2015

In case you missed it, you can listen to our CEO Dan Troke's interview with radio host Vanessa Roman about homeownership and the Bloomfield project.

Housing Conference Focuses on Homeownership

Release Date: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Industry and government experts gathered on Tuesday, Nov.

Housing Nova Scotia Hosting Conference on Homeownership

Release Date: 
Monday, November 24, 2014

Housing Nova Scotia, along with CMHC and Habitat for Humanity, is hosting an affordable homeownership conference, on November 25, 2014, in Dartmouth.

Investments will increase access to affordable housing

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

More Nova Scotians will move from wait lists into safe, affordable housing with a $52 million investment in rental supplements, co-ops, seniors housing and upgrades to public housing the Premier an

Housing Nova Scotia Announces Investment of $5 Million in Social Housing

Release Date: 
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Low-income seniors living in social housing developments throughout the province will benefit from improvements to their homes as a result of a $5-million investment in property repairs, upgrades a

Nova Scotians to Benefit from New Affordable Housing Agreement

Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A new federal-provincial housing agreement means more seniors, families and persons with disabilities in the province will be able to find an affordable place to call home.