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

In March 2024, the Government of Nova Scotia increased our funding to $45M to build at least one hundred and twelve units for healthcare workers. 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.


  -Under construction – 13 units

  -The existing motel will be converted into a studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments.

  -Anticipated occupancy in early 2025


  -Under construction – 8 units

  -In partnership with the Municipality of the District of Guysborough

  -The project will consist of 6 townhomes with two bedrooms and 2 one-bedroom units.

  -Anticipated occupancy in early 2025


  -Under development – 20 units


  -Under development – 4 units

  -Anticipated occupancy in early 2025