My letter to staff regarding Housing Accelerator Fund MINORREV-2023-0106

HRM Housing Accelerator Fund Team
PO Box 1749
Halifax NS B3J 3A5

February 16, 2024

RE: Housing Accelerator Fund MINORREV-2023-01065

Dear Kate, Kasia, Josh, Byungjun and all the staff that worked on this,

Thank you so much for this hard work delivered on a very tight timeline over winter break.  …


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.

Hello reader!  The summary here is not an endorsement of staff’s proposal. Since I published this summary


Housing Accelerator Fund changes will be difficult, but are needed.

(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 …


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 …


Return of participatory budgeting, 2023 annual report card, more

In this issue

My Council Update includes info on HRMs annual budget process and recent Council news, participatory budgeting, my annual report card, the house collapse on Carelton and College, Neptune’s new season, and the war in Ukraine. Housing Update #12 provides info on the recent Rapid Housing project approved …