Housing Nova Scotia offers a program to provide assistance to senior homeowners (age 65+) who would like to remain in their own homes, but cannot afford necessary repairs. The funding covers repairs that are a threat to health and safety, which includes repairs to roofing, plumbing and heating. Cosmetic repairs are not covered.
Housing Nova Scotia offers a program to provide financial assistance to people who own and occupy homes that do not meet minimum levels of health and safety.
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Nova Scotia Centre on Aging (NSCA) is a university based research centre that conducts applied research on age-related issues. Their mission is to advance knowledge on aging to inform social policy and practice and enhance the quality of life of older people and their families. Their values include: collaboration with others, inter- and trans- disciplinary focus, excellence in our research, engagement with multiple and diverse voices.
The research project entitled, Projecting the Housing Needs of Aging Atlantic Canadians, was based at Mount Saint Vincent University (2005-2011) and examined the housing needs and choices, both existing and emerging, of our aging population, then developed policy recommendations on how these needs can be better met in the future. Dr. Janice Keefe was one of the co-investigators on this project.
Part of the project involved reviews of relevant seniors housing projects, which have been summarized in the following YouTube videos prepared by Donald Shiner, Ph.D. :
MSVU student, Kelly O’Neil, spoke at a 2018 Bay Seniors meeting about her thesis research on housing insecurity among older low income women in HRM.
To make this research accessible to the community, Kelly produced an illustrated summary of her key findings. Click to view the illustrated summary.
Unit 1 – 5229 St. Margaret’s Bay Road
Upper Tantallon, NS
(Located inside the SMB Community Enterprise Centre)