In March 2023, the Housing Trust of Nova Scotia entered a $20M partnership with the Government of Nova Scotia to build and operate housing designated for healthcare and other skilled workers. The initiative will create at least fifty units of housing in at least three communities.

Each site will be developed with retention in mind to support healthcare workers integration and permanent settlement in communities. 

The initiative addresses two pressing social issues, the lack of housing for healthcare workers and the shortage of affordable housing. The Housing Trust will implement its mixed-income model at each location and work with local healthcare organizations to reach eligible residents.

 

We have begun the process of providing affordable housing for healthcare workers in several other communities across Nova Scotia. These locations include: Lunenburg, Guysborough, Bridgewater, and Canso.

 

The Modular Housing Program is rapidly growing to meet the housing demand in Nova Scotia, therefore we anticipate finding new communities to continue our mission in Nova Scotia. Other locations will be announced as they are confirmed.

Guysborough

The Housing Trust of Nova Scotia is partnering with the Municipality of the District of Guysborough to build 8 two-storey townhomes. Each townhome will include 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. This project is beginning construction in the summer, and we are anticipating them to be livable in early 2025.

Lunenburg

Minister Lohr announced the first project on September 8, 2023. Read more here.

The Housing Trust purchased the Wheelhouse Motel at 31 Knickle Road, Lunenburg. The existing motel will be converted to studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. There will be 13 units overall.

Construction has begun, and we are anticipating them to be live in ready by 2025!

Canso

One of our projects that is still in it’s early stages, is our Modular Housing project taking place in Canso. We remain in the planning phase, however we are developing 4 two-storey townhomes that will include 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms each. We will provide updates as they are acquired.

Bridgewater

Bridgewater will be the biggest Modular Project we have begun thus far. This project is currently in the planning phase. It will include 20 two-storey townhomes with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths per home. When updates are received we will provide the information.