People living on low to moderate incomes now have increased access to affordable housing in Halifax with the reopening of 22-24 Evans Ave. The extensive renovation of two buildings provides 27 units of safe and secure housing to new residents.
The project was funded through the joint federal-provincial Social Infrastructure Fund and Investment in Affordable Housing agreements, which are administered through the provincial Affordable Housing Rental Preservation Program.
“We want to help more Nova Scotians with low incomes find a safe, affordable place to call home,” said Kelly Regan, Minister responsible for Housing Nova Scotia. “Working with our federal colleagues and the private sector, we continue to help more Nova Scotians achieve this goal.”
“Our government is committed to working with Nova Scotia to develop and implement local solutions to housing,” said Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. “This investment is helping people in Halifax access safe and affordable housing that meets their needs.”
The provincial and federal governments invested $1.19 million as a capital contribution to the project. This project helps preserve affordable rental housing in the Fairview area of Halifax and offers a broad range of services within one kilometre of the housing units, including grocery and drugstores, schools, recreation facilities, sports fields, restaurants and entertainment venues.