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Nova Scotia announces its Community Housing Growth Fund

Today the Province of Nova Scotia announced the creation of a $2.5 million growth fund for community housing, which includes non-profits and co-operatives. The fund will be administered through the federal Community Housing Transformation Centre and will allow housing providers/associations to apply for funds for capacity building, planning and building pre-development work, research and innovation. It also will fund the creation of a provincial non-profit housing association, FINALLY! (Props to Pauline MacIntosh at St. FX for her recent research and outreach with hundreds of NS non-profits in the past year, who came to the exact same conclusion with CHTC funding!)

Not only was the Community Housing Growth Fund a recommendation of the Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission (which, you may remember, I co-chaired last year), it’s also in line with the federal budget announcement to spend much more on community housing development than it has so far under the National Housing Strategy.

Ren

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