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Nova Scotia announces new housing co-op development in Annapolis Valley

Published May 17, 2023

On May 10, Nova Scotia announced a new development of 24 co-op homes in New Minas in the Annapolis Valley. The province is providing the site for the co-op under their Land for Housing initiative.

“What makes this project exciting is the plan of the Valley Roots Housing Association,” says Karen Brodeur, CHF Canada’s Atlantic Regional Manager. “This co-op will be the first development for the Association, with the goal of developing more housing in a unified co-operative model. Other unified projects have brought together several existing co-ops, like Unified Saint John Housing Co-operative in New Brunswick. This is the first project to start with a unified co-op plan in place.”

Image: Site of the future development and proposed design. 

Check out this CBC  story on the New Minas development.

CHF Canada is pleased to see a project supporting various goals of members’ Co-op Housing for All vision:

  • The project harnesses a unified model, enhancing the effectiveness for building new communities of co-ops and growing the sector,
  • The passive-solar design decreases the co-op’s impact on the environment,
  • Co-op Housing for All means more people can live in co-op housing communities. The Valley Roots Housing Association will be providing co-op housing in the village of New Minas, with plans for more in other small communities in the region.


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