Precarious Housing and Homelessness Across Our Rural Communities March 2018

An initiative of local housing coalitions and stakeholders. Shelburne - Yarmouth - Digby - Annapolis - Kings - West Hants

Report Prepared by: Denise Vacon, Nancy Green, Jennifer Lamrock, Lisa Sally, Nancy Stewart

Throughout the fall of 2017 and winter of 2018 the “Housing: Now and Into the Future” needs assessment was conducted across Shelburne, Digby, Yarmouth, Annapolis, Kings and West Hants Counties in Nova Scotia. The assessment was a collaborative effort among local housing coalitions, community partners and municipal units with the purpose of:

  • Increasing knowledge of affordable and supportive housing needs and issues;

  • Engaging the community to better understand the local housing situation;

  • Generating reports with current data on housing needs relevant to our communities that can be used for planning, service delivery, and funding proposals;

  • Documenting the housing needs of all citizens including vulnerable populations (women leaving domestic violence, youth, seniors, LGBTQ, persons with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness).

This interim report presents findings from the assessment which examine issues related to housing insecurity and homelessness in our communities.

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