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Halifax eyes modular homes for people living in tents or sheds

Sites to be set up in Dartmouth and Halifax, $3M allocated to project

Halifax regional council has approved spending $3.2 million toward the purchase, installation and maintenance of modular units to accommodate people now living in tents and sheds.

The units will be set up in Dartmouth at Alderney Drive, near Church Street, and at a yet-to-be secured site in Halifax. The municipality anticipates the Dartmouth site could be ready by the end of this month, pending the arrival and set up of the units. It’s not clear when people will be able to move in.
Coun. Sam Austin said there are already people in tents and sheds in the area.

“You have to meet people where they are,” said Austin. “You can’t stuff this in an industrial park.”
“The municipality recognizes the urgent and serious challenges being faced by those experiencing homelessness,” the municipality said in a statement
released Tuesday afternoon.

“Treating people with dignity, while working to find ways to best support them within our capacity and scope as a municipality, is a top priority.”… [Read More]