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 our questions about housing from provincial election candidates along the South Shore.
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 Report, here.
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 take to improve access to safe, healthy and affordable housing for all Nova Scotians. Check out the fact sheet, here.
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.
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!
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.