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Canada and Nova Scotia announce the creation of public housing units across Nova Scotia


HALIFAX, NS, Sept. 27, 2023 /CNW/ -The Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia today announced the creation of 222 new public housing units, serving 522 families, individuals, and low income- seniors in rural and urban communities across Nova Scotia.

On behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax and the Honourable John Lohr, Nova Scotia Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced a combined $83 million housing investment for Nova Scotians.

An investment of $24.4 million from the federal government, provided through the National Housing Strategy's Canada-Nova Scotia Bilateral Agreement on Housing, will fund 80 fully barrier-free units.

The Province of Nova Scotia will provide an investment of $58.8 million for the remainder of the project.

The buildings will be energy efficient with rents geared to income (RGI) and operated by the Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency (NSPHA). The housing will be built on provincially owned land adjacent to existing public housing developments in five regions, including:

Quotes:

"Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. By partnering with the Government of Nova Scotia, we are helping Nova Scotians find an affordable place to call home." ? The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities

"These 222 new public housing units will serve both the people of Halifax and Nova Scotians, province-wide. Access to affordable housing is so important and this partnership brings us closer to that goal. I am pleased to see that together with the province, we're making progress to find each Canadian a safe and affordable place to call home." ? Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax  

"We know many Nova Scotians are struggling to find safe and affordable housing. Increasing the supply of all types of housing is an important part of the solution. Our government is investing, innovating, and working to increase supply so more Nova Scotians can have a safe place to call home. With today's announcement, hundreds more Nova Scotians will be given that opportunity."? The Honourable John Lohr, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

 "The growing need for deeply affordable and safe housing in Nova Scotia requires partners across sectors ? non-profit, private and all orders of government ? to collaborate and keep community need at its core. This historic investment by the Province in public housing is a welcome and critical step in the right direction." - Sara Napier, President and CEO, United Way Halifax

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SOURCE Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)


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