Empowering Nova Scotians to Realize Their Housing Rights

Jul 27, 2020

Project

Empowering Nova Scotians to Realize Their Housing Rights

Parent Organization

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

Grant

Community-Based Tenant Initiative Fund

Territory

Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia

Amount

$48,000
Brief
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.

Local Projects

Sector Transformation Fund

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

Sectoral Impact Projects

Sector Transformation Fund

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

Community-Based Tenant Initiative Fund

Tenant engagement projects that aim to involve tenants in housing decisions that impact them and in defining services.

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