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On February 23, in a joint statement, the federal and provincial governments announced 25 new modular housing units will be installed in eight communities across the province, including Glace Bay, by the end of March.According to the government, the new modular units will give up to 88 people accommodations in Glace Bay, Ingonish, Port Hawkesbury, Antigonish, Amherst, Springhill, Westville and Barrington.


The project is part of a larger housing investment by both levels of government. At the time of print, 222 similar housing units across the have been announced by the two governments.


“Everyone deserves a safe, dignified place to call home at a price they can afford,” said Andy Fillmore, MP for Halifax, on behalf of Sean Fraser, federal Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities. “The scale of this investment represents the scale of the challenge, and all we must do to address it.” 

The units will be built on land where public housing already exists. The sites were selected based on the suitability of the property, capacity to add more units to existing public housing sites, need for public housing and accessible units, and proximity to services and amenities such as grocery stores and public transit.

“We need more affordable and accessible public housing, and we’re dedicated to finding quicker solutions,” said Minister Lohr. “By using modular construction and building on provincially owned or serviced land, we’re getting more Nova Scotians into homes faster.”

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