Applications Open for Community Housing Growth Fund
Non-profits and co-operative housing groups in Nova Scotia can now apply for support through the Community Housing Growth Fund.
The $2.5-million fund provides financial support, tools and expertise to empower community housing providers to increase the supply of affordable housing options in the province.
“Growing the community housing sector is key to increasing the supply of affordable housing options in Nova Scotia,” said Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Lohr. “The Community Housing Growth Fund will fuel innovation and help groups access tools and expertise to develop projects and manage ongoing operations effectively.”
The Community Housing Transformation Centre will administer the program and allocate funds to approved projects over the next two years. Grants are available to support:
- capacity building
- planning and pre-development
- research and innovation.
The fund will also support the creation of a new provincial non-profit housing association – as recommended by the Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission – which will help lead the growth and long-term sustainability of the community housing sector.
Applications and criteria are available online at: https://centre.support/community-housing-growth-fund/
The centre is very pleased to be opening the application process for the Community Housing Growth Fund. We are proud to be part of this important initiative to strengthen the community housing sector in Nova Scotia.
Stéphan Corriveau, Executive Director, Community Housing Transformation Centre
- the Community Housing Transformation Centre is a non-profit group that provides financial support and organizational development tools to community housing organizations across Canada
- the centre has allocated more than $800,000 in grants to community housing in Nova Scotia over the past three years
News release – Province Creates Community Housing Growth Fund: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20220420001
The Community Housing Transformation Centre: https://centre.support/
Mandate letter of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing: https://novascotia.ca/exec_council/letters-2021/ministerial-mandate-letter-2021-MAH-EMO-MR.pdf
Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission report: https://beta.novascotia.ca/sites/default/files/documents/1-2679/charting-new-course-affordable-housing-nova-scotia-en.pdf