N.S. to spend $25M on affordable housing programs

Majority to be spent on creating 600 to 900 affordable units

The Nova Scotia government announced on Tuesday it will spend $25 million on affordable housing programs, a move that follows the release of a report in June from the Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission.

“The commission’s 17 recommendations and 60 actions are a roadmap for how to address affordable housing,” said Housing Minister Geoff MacLellan. “The province is committed to all of the commission’s immediate recommendations.”

Between 600 and 900 affordable units will be built over the next 12 to 18 months using $20 million. The minister said the government will issue a request for proposals before deciding on the specific projects.

“This will change the face of housing in Nova Scotia for decades,” said Jim Graham, who is with the Affordable Housing Association and was a member of the commission… [Read More]