News releases from Municipal Affairs and Housing

Loan Program Available to Municipalities

Municipal Affairs and Housing / COVID - 19

A new operating loan program is being introduced to help municipalities with financial losses due to COVID-19.

Agreement Provides More Support for Indigenous Housing

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The quality of life for Nova Scotians greatly depends on access to safe and affordable housing. That is why the province has signed an agreement to fund the repair and renovation of rental units owned and operated by Tawaak Housing Association.

Amendments to Municipal Government Act and Halifax Regional Municipality Charter

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Government is removing red tape for municipalities so they can provide services more efficiently to Nova Scotians. Amendments introduced today, Feb. 26, to the Municipal Government Act and Halifax Regional Municipality Charter will remove unnecessary approvals by the minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

Amendments to Housing Nova Scotia Act

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Changes to the Housing Nova Scotia Act will give the province formal authority to provide financial housing support directly to families and individuals so they can choose where they want to live.

Investments to Help Fight Homelessness and Provide Affordable Housing

Community Services / Municipal Affairs and Housing

The quality of life for Nova Scotians greatly depends on access to safe and affordable housing. That is why government is investing hundreds of millions to fight homelessness, provide affordable housing and raise the income level of those who need it most.

Amendments to the Municipal Government Act

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Municipalities will soon be able to offer financing to Nova Scotians to improve septic systems.

Emergency Services Provider Fund Grants Awarded

Municipal Affairs and Housing

First-responder organizations across Nova Scotia will be able to purchase necessary safety equipment with a $1.4 million investment from the province.

Amendments to the Municipal Elections Act

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Government wants to make it easier for Nova Scotians to vote in municipal elections or run for council.

Legislative Changes Clarify Rules for Elected Officials

Justice / Municipal Affairs and Housing

Legislative amendments, introduced today, Oct. 10, will provide clarity for elected officials and protect against potential conflicts of interest.

Grants Support Municipal Infrastructure and Flood Risk Projects

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Note: A full list of municipal projects receiving support follows the release.

Investissements pour aider plus de Néo-Écossais à bénéficier de logements abordables

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Tous les Néo-Écossais méritent d’avoir un chez-soi, un endroit sûr, abordable et qui leur convient. C’est pourquoi le gouvernement provincial investit 88 millions de dollars sur trois ans pour que près de 3 000 ménages dans le besoin aient accès à plus d’options en matière de logement abordable.

Investments Help More Nova Scotians Access Affordable Housing

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Every Nova Scotian deserves a safe, suitable and affordable place to call home. That’s why government is investing $88 million over three years to ensure nearly 3,000 Nova Scotian households in need have access to more affordable housing options.

Public Housing to Receive Energy Efficient Upgrades

Municipal Affairs and Housing / Energy and Mines

Public housing across Nova Scotia will receive energy efficiency improvements as the result of an $11 million investment from the province.

Infrastructure Funding for Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Government is supporting healthy, efficient and sustainable communities with a $32.6 million investment in wastewater infrastructure in Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM).

Funding for Affordable Housing

Municipal Affairs and Housing

The province is creating more affordable housing options for Nova Scotians by investing $197.1 million as part of a federal-provincial agreement to strengthen housing programs.

Twenty-Seven Communities Receive Beautification Project Funding

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Communities across the province will benefit from a $500,000 investment in projects to create more inviting public spaces for citizens and to help attract visitors.