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SSHAC Submission to the Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission SSHAC provided input during the Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission’s (NSAHC) engagement process this spring. You can read our submission here The NSAHC has released their recommendations based on what they … Continue reading

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SSHAC Submission to MODL2040

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SSHAC shares rural perspective, concerns and opportunities with Provincial Standing Legislative Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development – February 25, 2021

The South Shore Housing Action Coalition was invited to participate in the February 25th meeting of the Provincial Standing Legislative Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development. We took this opportunity to raise concerns about rural housing realities and offer … Continue reading

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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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