Province told that rural N.S. has ‘affordable housing crisis’

‘But because it is hidden and not easily measured doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist,’ says advocate

Helen Lanthier’s message to provincial politicians Thursday about housing problems in rural Nova Scotia had a sharp focus.

“Rural Nova Scotia is really experiencing an affordable housing crisis,” she told members of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development.

Lanthier is a member of the South Shore Housing Action Coalition. The coalition includes representation from six municipal councils, as well as local women’s shelters and individuals interested in housing issues.

She said although “more than 65 percent of Nova Scotians live in rural communities,” there is a growing concern that housing programs, projects and services aimed at those most at risk of becoming homeless are more centralized in Halifax… [Read More]