The Housing Trust acquired five multi-family buildings on June 30, 2022. The four-storey buildings are in Halifax and Dartmouth, in walkable communities, near transit, many amenities and busy commercial areas. They were built in the late sixties and early seventies, and over the coming years, we will work to revitalize the buildings and renew many of the units. We’ll also work with green building experts to minimize each building’s environmental impact and enhance the accessibility of up to 20% of the units to meet a diverse range of housing needs.
We are making regular improvements to each building, including new mechanicals and lighting and improvements to common areas. Most of the twenty units that were uninhabitable when we purchased the buildings, because of deferred maintenance and leaks, are now being rented. Major exterior work, including new cladding, windows and doors, is planned for all buildings over the next few years. All of the work will improve housing quality, save operational costs, and contribute to reducing climate change. The Government of Nova Scotia is a major supporter of our work, recognizing that our mission is to provide good quality and affordable housing to working households and people on fixed-incomes.
21 Albert Street, Dartmouth
Like all of our buildings, 21 Albert Street is located in a residential area. It includes 47 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom units and underground parking.
18 Crown Drive, Halifax
Our largest building, just moments from the Armdale Rotary and on the corner of St. Margaret’s Bay Road. It contains one bachelor, 56 one-bedroom, and 27 two-bedroom units, and features underground parking.
27 Evans Avenue, Halifax
This building features a total of 39 units, including 33 one-bedroom and 6 two-bedroom units. It’s our smallest building and has outdoor parking. It is adjacent to 35 Evans, and both buildings are minutes away from a busy commercial area and Mount Saint Vincent University.
35 Evans Avenue, Halifax
Offering 50 units, including three bachelor, 33 one-bedroom, and 14 two-bedroom units with outdoor parking, 35 Evans is home to many newcomers.
If you are interested in living in one of our buildings, please visit our property management company’s site (www.twincity.ca) for availability. The Housing Trust does not maintain a waiting list, so we encourage you to check the Twin City site often.
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