HRM accepting applications for affordable housing development funding until December


The 2022-2023 Affordable Housing Grant Program is now open. We will be accepting applications until December 1, 2022. 

There are four different types of applications available this year:

  • Construction of New Units (application coming soon)
  • Rehabilitation or Renovation of Existing Units (application coming soon)
  • Purchase of Existing Units (application coming soon)
  • Support for Building Assessments (application coming soon)


About the Affordable Housing Grant

The Affordable Housing Grant Program is open to all registered non-profit or charitable organizations for the development or renovation of affordable housing units.

A complete overview of the program’s requirements and eligible work can be found in Regional Council’s Administrative Order. 

Want to learn more? Attend our webinar on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) or email the Grant team.  


Affordable Housing Grant Recipients 2021-2022

Here are the successful applicants from the 2021-2022 Affordable Housing Grant Program: 

•    The Affirmative Ventures project was awarded $162,636 to contribute to the new development of a 45-unit residential dwelling with commercial/social enterprise space. The project is located in Dartmouth and will target seniors and residents facing mental health challenges.  

•    The Welcome Housing (Metro Non-Profit Housing Association)/YWCA project was awarded $180,327 for the renovation of a 4-unit building to provide affordable and supportive housing for mother-led families through the YWCA’s Supportive Housing for Young Mothers (SHYM) program. This project is located in Halifax. 

•    The Compass Nova Scotia project was awarded $472,282 to contribute to the new development of a 56-unit affordable co-op development. The project is located in Halifax and will target 50% of its units to residents in the following communities: women and children fleeing domestic violence, seniors, young adults, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, veterans, people dealing with mental health and addiction issues, LGBTQ2+, racialized groups, recent immigrants and people experiencing homelessness. 

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