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2020 Municipal Elections

Municipal elections are happening on October 17th across Nova Scotia this year. Access to healthy, safe and affordable housing options for all members of our communities is a growing challenge. Municipal governments can take action to support the development of … Continue reading

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Keeping In Touch: Federal Election Edition of our Newsletter

The latest edition of Keeping In Touch, our newsletter is now available! Check it out for updates about SSHAC, housing wages in our region, co-living, and responses from the Federal Election Candidates about housing in our region!

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Housing and Homelessness as Federal Election Issues

Now that the 2019 Federal Election Campaign is underway, we are encouraging residents and organizations in our communities to join us in raising awareness about housing and homelessness concerns locally and beyond. As we have done in the past, we … Continue reading

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Housing Wage: Lunenburg and Queens Counties

In July 2019 the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released their report, “Unaccommodating: Rental Housing Wage in Canada”. This report maps rental affordability in neighbourhoods across Canada by calculating the “rental housing wage,” which is the hourly wage needed to … Continue reading

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Short Term Accommodations: Status Reports

As the Short Term Accommodation (STA) market continues to grow in our region, the rental hosing market is feeling the pressure. To support understanding about the extent to which the STA market is influencing availability and affordability of rental housing … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Quality and Effectiveness of Minimum Housing Standards in Nova Scotia

How effective are current minimum housing standards in municipal units across Nova Scotia in achieving the outcomes intended?  What are the opportunities to improve the standards and living conditions for residents? These are some of the questions addressed in this … Continue reading

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Deepening Our Understanding of Rural Housing Needs

Housing coalitions, community stakeholders and municipal units covering Shelburne, Yarmouth, Digby, Annapolis, Kings, and West Hants Counties recently completed a housing needs assessment.  This collaborative project has produced a series of reports to support further understanding of the complex and … Continue reading

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Housing Alternatives: What could work here?

We’ve been curious what housing alternatives could our communities support?  We did some digging and have pulled some options together that we believe could work.  Check them out, here: 2018 Housing alternatives for Lunenburg County FInal_2

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Lunenburg and Queens Counties Households, Housing and Income: Census Highlights 2006-2016

SSHAC is pleased to share our Census Highlights report about households, housing and income in Lunenburg and Queens Counties. The report (available as a combined report, or as individual reports) looks at Census data from 2006, 2011, and 2016 to … Continue reading

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Canadian Institute of Planners Recognizes SSHAC Housing Needs Assessment with Social Planning Award for Planning Excellence Merit

Award for Planning Excellence Merit 2017 Project Name: South Shore Housing Action Coalition Housing (SSHAC) Needs Assessment Company:David Harrison Lt. and TEAL Architects+Planners Inc. South Shore Housing Action Coalition Housing Needs Assessment is one of the first comprehensive community-based assessments … Continue reading

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