Guysborough Housing Workshop
December 5th, 2023 - Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex
Heat Pump Assistance Available to Eligible Applicants
Need assistance with heating your home?
There are grants available through Efficiency Nova Scotia and the Heat Fund to help assist in getting heat pumps or heating assistance in place to help heat your home next year. Find out if you are eligible by accessing their websites:
Efficiency Nova Scotia has a few different applications you can fill out to assist in Heat pumps, better insulation, draft proofing, windows, doors, and other upgrades, to check eligibility visit the URL above. You have to own a single-unit home located in Nova Scotia and can provide proof of ownership, live in your home year-round, primary residence, the home is at least 6 months old, and no major renovations have been started.
The heat fund opens for applications in January 2023, One application per household, applying does not guarantee approval. This is not a rebate program, and assistance may not be available to every applicant.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Council's Commitment to Housing:
“St. Mary’s Working on Solutions for Housing Needs” St. Mary’s, November 15, 2023 – The Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s Council has pledged its commitment towards creating a more inclusive and sustainable community by addressing the housing crisis that the Municipality has been facing.
With rising housing prices and a shortage of affordable housing options, the council has recognized the urgent need to take action to ensure that everyone has access to safe, secure, and affordable housing.
In a statement released today, Warden Wier said, "Housing is a fundamental human right, and it is our responsibility as a Municipality to ensure that every possible policy and financial commitment is in place to accelerate residents’ access to a decent and affordable place to live.
Council’s commitment to housing is not just about providing a roof over people's heads, but also about creating a more equitable and sustainable community for all.
" The council's commitment to housing is a multi-faceted approach that includes a variety of strategies to increase the supply of affordable housing, prevent homelessness, and improve the quality of existing housing.
Some of the key initiatives that the Council has undertaken include: pdf FINAL 15 Nov 23 Press Release MODSM Housing (322 KB)
The Province of Nova Scotia has released Municipal Housing Needs Reports.
The report for the Municipality of the District of St. Mary's (MODSM) can be found here: pdf Final Prov HNA MODSM (877 KB)
Key findings of the MODSM Housing Needs Report can be found here: pdf Briefing Note Nov 15 2023 MODSM Housing Needs Assessment Report CAO Ed (341 KB)
MEETING: Special Council Meeting
DATE: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023
TIME: 4:00 pm
PLACE: Council Chambers, 8296 Highway 7, Sherbrooke
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Additions to the Agenda
4. Approval of the Agenda
5. Recommendations from Committees of Council
Transfer Station Insurance Claim
A 10-minute question and answer period pertaining to agenda items.
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