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Commission recommends against rent control, urges $25 million in spending to start solving affordable housing crisis

Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission report: Wages have not kept up with rent increases, more Nova Scotians are being forced to spend a greater proportion of their income on housing.

The group tasked with identifying solutions to Nova Scotia’s affordable housing crisis has recommended the government immediately spend at least $25 million to start to turn things around.

And if all of its recommendations are followed, the long-term outcome will be better than rental control, the group argued.

The Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission was struck in November, co-chaired by Ren Thomas, a Dalhousie University planning professor, and Eiryn Devereaux, deputy minister of the Department of Infrastructure and Housing, with members including other provincial and municipal government bureaucracies, non-profits, and developers.

The commission tabled its final report on Monday, titled “Charting a new course for affordable … [Read More]

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