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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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Keeping In Touch is Back

After a bit of a hiatus, we are pleased to share that our newsletter, Keeping in Touch is back!  Check out the latest edition, which includes, highlights from work we’ve been involved, an article about Tiny Homes and responses to … Continue reading

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And the Award for Best Comprehensive Plan Goes To…

On November 16th, 2016, David Harrison and TEAL Architects were awarded the Atlantic Planners Institute Award for Best Comprehensive Plan, for the South Shore Housing Action Coalition’s Housing Needs Assessment. Learn more about the awards, at http://atlanticplanners.org/awards/api-planning-excellence-awards/. See the Housing Assessment … Continue reading

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