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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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