HOUSING CRISIS

Info on the housing crisis, what is being done now, and what your rights are.

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DISTRICT CAPITAL GRANTS 2022/23

Read about the 2022 District 7 Capital Grants. Deadlines updated, applications open!

Grant Applications in D7

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Reach Out

Meet Waye, Councillor for District 7

Waye Mason in front of City Hall (Star)

 

Waye Mason is a community leader, entrepreneur, educator and Halifax Regional Councillor. Prior to his election as Councillor, Waye has grown businesses, led member organizations and developed the arts and culture sector in Nova Scotia for over two decades.

As a municipal councillor, Waye has championed bringing transparency and accountability to Halifax Regional Council. Waye first got elected to council in 2012 and was re-elected in 2016 and 2020 due in part to what Halifax Magazine referred to as his “relentless constituency work.”

Find out more about Waye here

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  • District 7 Update – African Heritage Month, Participatory Budgeting 2024, 2024/25 capital projects, more A yellow plow in front of the gates of the Public Gardens, surrounded by piles of snow.

    In this issue My Council Update includes info on African Heritage Month, Participatory Budgeting 2024, District Boundary review, Keshen Goodman reopening, Capital Budget, JUSTFood Action Plan, Housing Accelerator Fund update, Snow Clearing Standards, and GMF meeting next week in Ottawa. This issue also has the proposed Capital projects for District 7 for 2024/25 Public Engagement section shows Council and Budget meetings.  Roadworks info has […]

  • District 7 Update – Centre Plan update and District 7 changes

    In this issue This issue is a special edition focused on the proposed Halifax Housing Accelerator Fund changes to land use planning in District 7, the regional centre, and all of urban HRM. Proposed Urgent Changes to Halifax Planning About two weeks ago staff released a draft proposal for changes to the Centre Plan. and suburban area […]

  • District 7 Update – info on housing and homelessness, new temporary shelter at the forum, taxes and assessment appeal, more Picture of downtown halifax at night taken from Citadel hill. The town clock is in the foreground, with the hill covered in blown snow.

    In this issue My Council Update includes info on housing and homelessness, new temporary shelter at the forum, taxes and assessment appeal, and more. Public Engagement section shows many upcoming Public Hearings, as well as Council and Budget meetings.  Roadworks have finally slowed down for winter. Community Events & Information includes some new events and volunteer awards nomination information on upcoming grant opportunities. Councillor […]

Housing Crisis

  • District 7 Update – Centre Plan update and District 7 changes

    In this issue This issue is a special edition focused on the proposed Halifax Housing Accelerator Fund changes to land use planning in District 7, the regional centre, and all of urban HRM. Proposed Urgent Changes to Halifax Planning About two weeks ago staff released a draft proposal for changes to the Centre Plan. and suburban area […]

  • Housing Accelerator Fund changes will be difficult, but are needed. View of Halifax town clock from below, on a sunny Day.

    (This Opinion Piece was originally published in the Halifax Chronicle Herald Jan. 25, 2024) That Halifax is in a housing crisis is not news. Many people are struggling with high rents, high mortgage payments and watching more of their hard-earned dollars go toward keeping roofs over their heads. Many of us know about, and see, […]

  • Letter to IPOANS regarding rental registry and minimum standards

    Jeremy Jackson, President Independent Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia 211 Horseshoe Lake Drive – Suite 112 Halifax, NS      B3S 0B9 March 14, 2023 Dear Jeremy, Thank you for meeting with me a few weeks ago to have a good clearing the decks conversation about IPOANS concerns regarding the proposed R400 and amended M200 […]

Blog

  • Housing Accelerator Fund changes will be difficult, but are needed. View of Halifax town clock from below, on a sunny Day.

    (This Opinion Piece was originally published in the Halifax Chronicle Herald Jan. 25, 2024) That Halifax is in a housing crisis is not news. Many people are struggling with high rents, high mortgage payments and watching more of their hard-earned dollars go toward keeping roofs over their heads. Many of us know about, and see, […]

  • (check against delivery) I absolutely understand why we are hearing so much about concerns we are hearing around tents on the Halifax Common in other parks. But as Max said quite clearly, this is not a good short-term solution. We know it is not, but there are no good options for this crisis we face. […]

  • Flood Impacts Update #2 – Jul 22 3pm

    Hi all, Official HRM and Halifax Water updates follow my personal update. While it has stopped raining, so much rain has fallen up and down the river systems that we will see water impacts continuing for some time. Dams, roads and bridges can still be at risk.  Even where no new damage is experienced, the size […]