The Nova Scotia government is announcing $ 6.4 million to build nearly 200 new affordable housing units.
The money is part of a $ 35 million package unveiled last month for 1,100 new units to address the lack of affordable housing across the province.
The government said in a press release today that the $ 6.4 million will go to affordable rental units in Kentville, Lantz, Halifax and Cole Harbor.
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One hundred units will be built as part of an affordable housing development in Kentville, 40 units will be built within an 85-unit development in Lantz, and 38 homes will be built within a 100-unit development in Halifax.
The province says the houses will be rented at least 20 percent below market value.
The government says it has also issued a call for a partnership involving a proposed 15-unit affordable housing project to be built on provincial land on Circassion Drive in Cole Harbor.
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Approximately $ 400,000 of the $ 6.4 million will be transferred to five community housing clusters across the province, while $ 190,000 will fund improvements to three Portal Youth Outreach Association shelters, in Kentville, Windsor and Middleton. Another $ 84,000 will be used for improvements to two Halifax shelters: Metro Turning Point and Barry House.
This Canadian Press report was first published on November 22, 2021.
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