Public Housing and Other Affordable Renting Programs

Our rental housing programs provide safe, adequate and affordable rental accommodations to seniors as well as families with low or fixed incomes.

There are over 11,500 public housing rental units in Nova Scotia. Of those, roughly 7,700 of those units are for seniors, and 3,800 are family units. There are also over 800 rent supplement units across the province.

Housing Authorities are responsible for managing the units. If you would like an application for one of these units, please contact local Housing Authority.

FAQ Public Housing in Nova Scotia

Lone Parent Student Affordable Rental Housing

This program offers a limited number of subsidized rental units in privately owned apartment buildings or cooperative housing projects for low income single

Cooperative and Non-profit Housing

Cooperative and non-profit housing projects provide affordable housing for lower and moderate income families, seniors and individuals.

Rent Supplement Program

This program provides affordable rental housing to low income families, seniors and individuals.

Public Housing for Seniors

This program provides affordable rental housing to seniors (age 58 and older) with low incomes. Rent is determined by your annual income.

Public Housing for Families

This program provides affordable rental housing to families in need and offers rental rates based on income.