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 should look like.  You can share your thoughts via the online survey or email at http://letstalkhousing.ca.  Our response (see below) is provided for your consideration.  Please do share and encourage others to participate!

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Housing Is A Municipal Issue

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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 all, at every stage of life.

Are you interested in learning more about housing in your community?  Are you curious about the role of municipal government in housing? Check out our 2016 Municipal Elections page to learn more.2016faqmunsm1

 

 

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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 articles, or want to share your thoughts with us.  Email us at sshousingaction@gmail.com.

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New Resource!

Affordable Housing On Nova Scotia’s South Shore: A Policy Toolkit for Lunenburg and Queens

The South Shore Housing Action Coalition is pleased to share  this resource, prepared for us by Ross Grant, a Master of Planning student from Dalhousie’s School of Planning and Architecture.

The report builds on previous work on best practices by SSHAC and provides an over view of the regulatory framework of affordable housing in Canada, Nova Scotia and the municipalities representing Lunenburg and Queens counties.

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Affordable Housing On Nova Scotia’s South Shore: A Policy Toolkit for Lunenburg and Queens

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Election Edition of Keeping in Touch Now Available!

The South Shore Housing Action Coalition is pleased to share the latest edition of our Newsletter, Keeping in Touch.  This special Election Edition provides information about why affordable housing is an election issue; an overview of housing-related election activities, the latest SSHAC updates, responses to our questions about housing from the 4 Candidates for South Shore – St. Margaret’s, and our Federal Election Fact Sheet.   Lend your support to our call for action on affordable housing and raise it as an issue during the campaign!

Get your copy here.

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Make Affordable Housing an Election Issue

The 2015 Federal Election Campaign is now underway!  Make affordable housing an election issue by learning more about housing issues in your community, asking questions of your candidates, and sharing information with others.  SSHAC has developed a Fact Sheet about issues in Lunenburg and Queens Counties, questions for candidates and will be publishing a special election issue of our Newsletter in September.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates and information throughout the campaign.  Check our our 2015 Federal Election page for resources and information about making affordable housing an election issue.

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