In response to the challenging housing conditions home visitors were often seeing affect their clients, staff at Public Health came together In late 2008-2009 to look at the issue of affordable housing on the South Shore. These internal discussions led to a public workshop on Tenants Rights, in September 2009, facilitated by Fiona Traynor at Dal Legal Aid, and attended by representatives of many organizations in Lunenburg Queens. There was general consensus in those present that there was a distinct lack of safe, affordable housing on the South Shore, and interest in trying to come together to take action. With leadership shown by Second Story Women’s Centre, Lunenburg County Community Health Board and Public Health, a community committee , the South Shore Housing Action Group, was formed in winter, 2010. In 2011 the name was changed to South Shore Housing Action Coalition.
The group meets monthly, usually on the first Wednesday of the month.
For information as to terms of reference, group membership, etc. look in the navigation bar to the left.