This document is the product of AHANS's most recent research and policy endeavour. In October 2009, AHANS hired independent researcher and consultant, Charlene Croft to facilitate eight private stakeholder consultation meetings towards the development of an Affordable Housing Strategy for Nova Scotia. These meetings were focused around five questions generated from the information collected during the rural roundtable consultations of 2007.
During that series of consultations, AHANS gathered anecdotal evidence of the considerable hardships encountered by housing consumers in their real life struggles to find and retain affordable housing. The principal objective of the 2009-2010 consultation therefore was to hear from the stakeholders directly involved in the delivery of housing across the province, thereby to establish the specific elements of a more effective and broadly inclusive housing policymaking and delivery process.