“Homes Within Reach”: Rental assistance campaign launched in Nova Scotia
Published November 08, 2023
At CHF Canada’s Atlantic Summit on October 21, we launched a new Homes Within Reach campaign for provincial rental assistance in Nova Scotia.
At our 2023 Annual Meeting, delegates passed Resolution #4 which prioritizes advocacy for long-term rental assistance for low-income households living in co-ops. This provincial campaign is one result of the resolution.
Rental assistance programs are a simple way to help low-income households cover the cost of rent and weather the increasing cost of living. The Nova Scotia government needs to commit to long-term rental assistance programs for low-income households in co-op and non-profit housing, so people can live and thrive in Nova Scotia.
The first goal of Homes Within Reach is to have Nova Scotia co-op Board of Directors pass a resolution in support of the campaign. If you live in or work for a Nova Scotia co-op, make sure the resolution is on the agenda for your Board of Directors’ November meeting, and return it to us by December 15. Two co-ops managed to get the resolution passed before their November meeting – thanks for your speedy participation!
The co-op housing movement gets things done by working together so our voices are heard. Let’s get as many co-ops as possible to pass this resolution!
It’s time to fight for rental assistance. Together, we can make homes within reach for everyone.
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