Lone Parent Student Affordable Rental Housing
This program aims to provide affordable rental properties to lone parents who are attending university. The properties vary between private units and cooperative housing projects. To be eligible for this rental grant, you have to be attending university and working towards an undergraduate degree in an official university based in Nova Scotia. To apply for this program, get in contact with your local housing authority.
Cooperative and Non-profit Housing
These projects are in place to assist Nova Scotia residents in finding affordable housing for individuals, seniors, and both low & moderate income families. Non-profit housing projects are owned by a sponsored non-profit or group whereas cooperative housing is owned by the actual residents.
If you receive a low salary, you can be eligible to receive a rent supplement by housing Nova Scotia Housing. More info on this matter can be located at the Nova Scotia office of the Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada.
Rent Supplement Program
The rent supplement program assists individuals, seniors and low incoming families in paying rental fees in both cooperative and privately owned homes within Nova Scotia. This supplement is based on your monthly income and how much you can afford, and is paid to the landlords each month.
To apply for this program you must meet the guidelines for residency, income, and core need. Candidates are picked from the public housing waiting lists, so an application must be completed to apply. Get in touch with your local housing authority for more info.
Public Housing for Seniors
The public housing for seniors program provides affordable, suitable, rental properties to people 58 years or older who also have low incomes. Each property contains the essential appliances and amenities such as a stove, refrigerator and hot water. Speak with your nearest housing authority office for more info.
Public Housing for Families
For eligible families, this program provides rental properties at affordable prices. The rental rates are based from the monthly income of the family. Some units are accessible to disabled people, and all of them contain all the necessary amenities. Priority is given to those who have suffered from family and domestic violence, as well as those who need to live near a hospital. Contact the local housing authority in your area to get more info, and apply.
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