News releases from Municipal Affairs and Housing (Page 1)

Province Takes Action on Barriers to African Nova Scotian Housing

Municipal Affairs and Housing / African Nova Scotian Affairs

The Province is taking an important step to remove systemic barriers and support community-based housing opportunities in four African Nova Scotian communities.

Province Announces New Chair of Housing Task Force

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Fred Crooks has been named the new Chair of the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Housing Task Force.

Modular Housing Options for Healthcare Workers

Municipal Affairs and Housing

There will soon be more housing options for healthcare workers in communities where they are needed the most.

New Water Infrastructure in Port Hawkesbury

Municipal Affairs and Housing

An investment by the Province will help improve and ensure access to clean water for people in Port Hawkesbury.

Wastewater Infrastructure Upgrades

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province is investing in infrastructure upgrades in Wolfville that will help prepare the town for future growth.

New Water, Wastewater Infrastructure

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province is investing more than $3.5 million in water and wastewater infrastructure in Kings County.

Province Supports Rapid Housing Project in Dartmouth

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Investments from all three levels of government mean there will soon be 12 more safe, affordable places to live in Dartmouth.

More Funding to Increase Housing Options for Post-Secondary Students

Advanced Education / Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province is investing $8 million to help maintain student residences, increase student housing options and ease pressure on the housing supply.

More Funding for Affordable Housing, Modular Homes

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province is investing an additional $19.5 million to preserve, modernize and improve existing affordable housing, grow the community housing sector and add modular housing.

Lending Program Protects Affordable Housing Units in Halifax, Dartmouth

Municipal Affairs and Housing / Community Services

The Province is helping the North End Community Health Centre preserve two affordable housing properties for up to 32 Nova Scotians in need of supportive housing.

Change to Down Payment Assistance Program

Municipal Affairs and Housing

More Nova Scotians will get an opportunity to buy their first home with a change to the provincial Down Payment Assistance Program.

More Funding to Preserve Housing Stock, Make Repairs, Improve Accessibility

Municipal Affairs and Housing

More Nova Scotians will get help to make necessary repairs and adaptations so they can live comfortably at home.

Applications Open for Community Housing Growth Fund

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Non-profits and co-operative housing groups in Nova Scotia can now apply for support through the Community Housing Growth Fund.

Legislation Responds to Critical Need for Housing

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province is taking steps to ensure Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) bylaws will not stand in the way of fast-tracking housing development and increasing supply.

Gaming, Municipal Finance Corporations Integrated With Government

Finance and Treasury Board / Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province will improve efficiency and accountability and reduce duplication through legislation introduced today, October 20, to complete the transition of the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation and the Municipal Finance Corporation into the Department of Finance and Treasury Board.

Legislation Amalgamates Housing Authorities, Creates Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province is making significant changes in how public housing is managed to improve services for Nova Scotians in need.

Independent Report Makes Recommendations on Reducing Barriers to Housing Development

Municipal Affairs and Housing

An independent report on barriers to housing development in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) recommends strong action to improve efficiency and increase supply.

Legislation Supports Increased Municipal Revenue, More Events, Enhanced Tourism

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province is giving municipalities a greater ability to generate revenue to attract events, people and tourists to their communities.

Support for Emergency Services Providers

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province is investing more than $1 million to help first responder organizations purchase safety equipment needed to help and protect people and communities.

Survey on Housing Needs Now Open

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The government is asking Nova Scotians to provide feedback on housing needs.