Public Housing and Other Affordable Renting Programs
The purpose of our rental housing program is to provide safe, adequate, and affordable rental accommodations to seniors and families on fixed or low incomes.
The total number of public housing rental units in Nova Scotia exceeds 12,300 with about 7,700 senior apartments and 3,700 family units. There are also approximately 800 rent supplement units.
The five Housing Authorities in the province are responsible for the administration and management of the rental housing units. An application for rental housing can be obtained by contacting the Housing Authority in your area.
Programs and resources
- Public Housing for Families
This program is designed to provide rental housing to low income familes in need of safe affordable housing.
- Public Housing for Seniors
This program is designed to provide adequate, affordable rental housing to low income seniors (age 58 or older).
- Rent Supplement Program
Provides adequate affordable rental housing in private sector apartment buildings and co-operative and non-profit housing projects.
- Co-operative and Non-profit Housing
Cooperatives and non profit housing projects provide modest, affordable housing for lower and moderate-income families, seniors and individuals.
- Lone Parent Student Affordable Rental Housing
Provides affordable rental housing units for low-income single parents attending university.
- Housing Authority Offices
The seven Housing Authorities in the Province are responsible for the administration and management of the rental housing units.