News releases from Municipal Affairs and Housing (Page 1)

New Supportive Housing in Halifax

Municipal Affairs and Housing / Community Services / Justice

New transitional, supportive housing for men who are exiting correctional facilities after serving their sentences will soon be available in central Halifax.

Project Funding to Address Flood Risk, Support Innovation

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Five municipal projects will receive provincial funding to help mitigate flood risk or support municipal innovation.

Grant Supports Municipal Infrastructure Projects

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Fifteen communities will receive support for water, wastewater, stormwater and solid waste projects through the Provincial Capital Assistance Program, the Province announced today, August 26.

Affordable Housing Commission Final Progress Report

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission has released its final progress report on the Province’s efforts to address the urgent need for improved affordable housing.

Support for Black Canadian Community Housing

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The provincial and federal governments are providing $650,000 to help create the Black Communities Housing Technical Resources Centre, which will help Black communities and Black-led organizations across Canada improve housing outcomes for Black and racialized communities.

Funding Supports Community Housing Sustainability, Repairs

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are investing more than $13 million through the Community Housing Infrastructure and Repair Program to help seven community housing organizations transform their operations and complete repairs to existing units.

New Lending Program Supports Affordable Housing

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province is introducing a new lending program to help non-profit organizations keep and increase affordable housing units. This is the first provincial lending program that helps non-profit organizations purchase existing rental units.

Housing Developments Approved in Halifax Regional Municipality

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province is taking action to increase housing supply in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) faster.

Statement on Auditor General’s Public Housing Report

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Prices are rising, housing supply is limited and access to safe, affordable housing is becoming more and more challenging for Nova Scotians. Each of us deserves a place to call home – and we know that some people need our help to make this a reality.

Changes to Down Payment Assistance Program

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province is making changes to the Down Payment Assistance Program so that more Nova Scotians have an opportunity to buy their first home. The program provides eligible homebuyers with an interest-free repayable loan of up to five per cent of the purchase price of their first home.

39 Projects Approved for Beautification and Community Works Programs

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Funding from two provincial programs will help municipalities create beautiful, inviting spaces and provide opportunities for people to work within their communities.

Land Inventory Opens Door for Housing Development Across Nova Scotia

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province has identified 37 sites from the provincial land inventory that could be used to build housing, including affordable housing, for thousands of Nova Scotians.

Province Supports Rapid Housing Project in New Glasgow

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Investments from three levels of government mean there will soon be 36 more safe, affordable places to live in New Glasgow.

Province Creates Community Housing Growth Fund

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The government is investing $2.5 million to create a community housing growth fund to strengthen the sector and grow the number of non-profit housing units in Nova Scotia.

Provincewide Housing Needs Assessment Underway

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province has launched a study to determine the extent of the need for affordable housing in Nova Scotia.

Amendments to Halifax Regional Municipality Charter Support Quicker Housing Development Approvals

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The government is proposing amendments to the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Charter to help streamline, improve and shorten the approval process for residential housing developments.

Province Supports Affordable Home Ownership

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province is providing Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia a grant of $203,500 to help make home ownership a reality for 70 families.

Grants Offered to Community Housing Groups

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Community housing organizations across the province will receive grants to support important housing work in their communities.

Affordable Housing Units for Dartmouth

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province is investing nearly $22 million to create more than 370 affordable housing units in Dartmouth.

Special Planning Areas Identified, Province Invests in Planning Studies

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Lohr has designated nine special planning areas in Halifax Regional Municipality for as many as 22,600 new residential units.