Empowering Nova Scotians to Realize Their Housing Rights

07.27.2020

Project

Empowering Nova Scotians to Realize Their Housing Rights

Parent organization

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – Canada (ACORN-Canada)

Grant stream

Community-Based Tenant Initiative Fund

Territory

Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia

Amount

$48,000
Summary

Nova Scotia is facing a housing crisis. Substandard housing conditions and the absence of any rent control mechanisms are two of the major housing issues tenants face. The project will empower vulnerable tenants in the Halifax Regional Municipality by mobilizing and engaging with the city regarding housing related issues. More specifically, Nova Scotia ACORN plans on reaching out to vulnerable tenants, offering them skills building training sessions, organizing tenant working group meetings, and developing an action plan to better advocate for change at the municipal level. The project will directly benefit approximately 300 tenants and will reach out to 1,000-2,000 tenants.

Partners

Veith House, Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, and other labour unions.

Awarded projects

Discover a selection of some of the Centre's many approved projects that are transforming the community-housing sector.

Sectoral Impact Projects

Develop new services, models or tools to help the sector build and manage affordable housing.

 

Local Projects

Sector Transformation Fund

Enhance the capacity of your local organization to provide affordable housing in a better way.

Community-Based Tenant Initiative

Develop projects that aim to engage tenants/co-op members in housing decisions that affect them.