Programs and Services

Housing is so much more than a roof over your head. When you have the housing that is right for you, you lead a happier and healthier life. Housing Nova Scotia offers programs to help lower income households rent and maintain safe and affordable housing. For homeowners we offer grants and loans for home repairs and additions to make sure your house is your home. We also offer mortgage funds and grants to help purchase or build modest houses.

Our current programs are designed to help low-income families and individuals. 

Current Programs and Resources

The Canada-Nova Scotia Targeted Housing Benefit assists eligible low-income households to reduce housing need. It provides a direct-to-household benefit to households in core or severe core housing need in targeted vulnerable populations.
The Community Housing Capacity Building Program provides funding to non-profit housing providers and co-operatives to achieve greater financial sustainability and help preserve affordable units.
This program supports shelters for women, children and youth who are victims of family violence.
Last year, Housing Nova Scotia assisted with the creation or preservation of more than 400 affordable homes
Programs to provide safe and affordable rental accommodations for families and seniors on fixed or low incomes.
Programs for low-income persons with disabilities.
Programs to help landlords offer safe and affordable housing for lower income households.
Programs to help lower income households maintain safe and affordable housing.
Programs to help seniors stay in their homes.
Landlords are invited to submit information for consideration under the Rent Supplement Program.
Programs to promote the development of affordable housing for people with low to moderate incomes.
The Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP) assists Nova Scotians with modest incomes buy their first home