The mission of AHANS is to promote access to decent and affordable housing through its development and construction, retention and upgrading in all parts of the Province.



Request for Proposals July 28, 2015

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) for the Designated Community of Halifax is seeking proposals from organizations that provide support services to individuals and/or families which meet one or more of the following definitions:
- Are currently homeless;
- Have been homeless in the past and are currently residing in either permanent or transitional supported housing; and/or,
- Are at imminent risk of being homeless


Organizations interested in responding may receive an application package by contacting the HPS Program Coordinator at jgraham@ahans.ca or by calling 902-406-3274.

Responses are due by 12:00pm, Friday August 21st.



Homelessness Partnering Strategy

Community Plan 2015 - 2016 update July 2015

Community Plan 2014 - 2019
HPS Directives 2014 - 2019



For several months now, AHANS has been engaged in an on-going discussion about disparities - everything from STIRs to Piketty's studies of capital concentration in the 21st century. We know that disparities have proportional impacts. Where there's little left to lose, any loss has a crushing impact. Whereas at the other end of the scale, even significant losses make only a ripple (Too big to fail.).

Architect and educator Aldo van Eyck proposed that "place" is humanized space and "occasion" is humanized time. This very neat proposition unites two phenomena in a single trope. Just as "place" distinguishes a particular instance in the endless flow of space, so too does "occasion" mark a special moment within the otherwise seamless flow of time. << MORE >>


Housing and Homelessness Partnership - What's New


'The State of Homelessness in Canada 2014'

Stephen Gaetz, Tanya Gulliver, & Tim Richter (2014): The State of Homelessness in Canada: 2014. Toronto: The Homeless Hub Press


Research Summary

Challenges in Providing Services to People Who Use Drugs: Insights from Emergency Department & Shelter Staff: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)


Rural and Remote Advisory Board (RRAB)

Funding Announcement