Canada CRE News In Your Inbox.

Sign up for Connect emails to stay informed with CRE stories that are 150 words or less.

Sub Markets

Property Sectors


Maritimes  + Canada  + Multi-residential Housing  | 
Ottawa and Nova Scotia are teaming up to build 222 new public rental-housing units in the province.

Feds, Nova Scotia Partner on 222 Public Housing Units

Ottawa and Nova Scotia are teaming up to build 222 new public rental-housing units in the province.

The feds, through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and province will invest a total of $83.2 million in projects that will serve 522 families, individuals and low-income seniors, the two governments announced Wednesday. The Nova Scotia government will provide $58.8 million in funding and Ottawa will kick in $24.4 million.

Some of the money is coming through the Canada-Nova Scotia National Housing Strategy agreement, a 10-year deal designed to reduce homelessness. Other provinces and territories have signed similar agreements with Ottawa.

Plans call for the new 222 Nova Scotia units to be built in Bridgewater, Kentville, Truro, Cape Breton and Halifax. The Nova Scotia government also announced pilot projects designed to create more options and housing opportunities on existing properties..

The pilot projects will also attempt to develop mixed-income communities and transfer some public housing units to community-based organizations and/or resident ownership.

Photo: Dolores M. Harvey /


Inside The Story

CMHCNova Scotia Municipal Affairs and Housing Ministry

About Monte Stewart

Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

  • ◦Lease
  • ◦Sale/Acquisition
  • ◦Development
  • ◦Financing
  • ◦Policy/Gov't
New call-to-action
New call-to-action