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

21 Albert Street, Dartmouth

21 Albert Street, like all of our buildings, is located in a residential area. It includes 47 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom units and underground parking. 

240 Portland Street

240 Portland Street, Dartmouth

240 Portland is adjacent to our building at 21 Albert Street and sits on the corner of Portland and Pleasant Streets. It has underground parking and 63 units, including 46 one-bedroom and 17 two-bedroom units. 

18 Crown Drive

18 Crown Drive, Halifax

18 Crown Drive is our largest building, just moments from the Armdale Rotary and on the corner of St. Margaret’s Bay Road. It contains 1 bachelor, 56 one-bedroom, and 27 two-bedroom units, and features underground parking.

35 Evans Avenue, Halifax

35 Evans Avenue, Halifax

35 Evans Avenue offers 50 units, including 3 bachelor, 33 one-bedroom, and 14 two-bedroom units with outdoor parking. It is home to many newcomers. 

27 Evans Avenue

27 Evans Avenue, Halifax

27 Evans Avenue has 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. 

If you are interested in living in one of our buildings, please visit our property management company’s site ( for availability. The Housing Trust does not maintain a waiting list, so we encourage you to check the Twin City site often.