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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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2017 Provincial Election

On May 30th, Nova Scotians go to the polls.  During this campaign, let’s make Housing an issue!  In partnership with the Shelburne County Housing Coalition, we have created a fact sheet about housing and what action the provincial government could … Continue reading

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South Shore Collaborative Housing Needs Assessment

We are pleased to share with you the final report from our 2016 South Shore Collaborative Housing Needs Assessment, winner of the 2016 Atlantic Planners Institute Award for Best Comprehensive Plan!  Read the report here.

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Let’s Talk Housing: SSHAC’s Response

Let’s Talk Housing has been seeking feedback from Canadians regarding the development of a National Housing Strategy.  The period of consultation ends on October 21st.  We encourage everyone to share their thoughts and ideas about what a National Housing Strategy … Continue reading

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Housing Is A Municipal Issue

The 2016 Municipal Election Campaign is underway across the municipalities of Lunenburg and Queens Counties, and Nova Scotia.  We are raising awareness among the candidates and within our communities about the need for healthy, safe and affordable housing options for … Continue reading

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Hot off the Press: Winter 2016 Issue of Keeping in Touch

The 14th issue of Keeping in Touch: News from the South Shore Housing Action Coalition is now available.  We hope you enjoy!  Please get in touch if you’d like to learn more about anything you’ve read, have suggestions for future … Continue reading

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