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Halifax going after millions in federal funding to speed up housing starts

HRM hoping to get more than $73 million over four years

HALIFAX, N.S. — Halifax is going all in on an application for its share of $4 billion in federal housing accelerator funding.

At a council meeting on Tuesday night, regional council signed off on the ask for over $73 million over four years under the new federal Housing Accelerator program launching this summer. The feds are handing out $4 billion to municipalities across the country to speed up and increase housing supply with a focus on affordable, low-carbon, climate resilient projects. The target is 100,000 net-new permits for housing units across Canada.

“This was really important before the wildfires and it’s even that much more important now,” said Coun. Tony Mancini (Harbourview – Burnside – Dartmouth East). …[Continue Reading]