Funding for energy-efficient affordable housing in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
March 16, 2023 By Anthony Capkun
March 16, 2023 – The Green Municipal Fund’s (GMF) Sustainable Affordable Housing (SAH) initiative is providing funding to several projects in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick:
“Today’s announcement means that many families in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, including 40 in Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, will have a safe place to call home. A place that’s affordable. A place that’s energy-efficient,” said Darren Fisher, MP for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour.
Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality) receives $144,950 for evaluating energy efficiency measures for a new construction of 44 affordable housing units in Dartmouth.
“I am gratified to see this Green Municipal Fund investment in energy efficiency for affordable homes that already demonstrate what can be achieved when orders of government and the community sector work toward a common goal,” said Mike Savage, Mayor, Halifax Regional Municipality.
Belleterre Community Partners Inc. and the City of Miramichi (New Brunswick) receive $22,400 to assess the energy efficiency of a 12-unit residential development focusing on newly arrived immigrants, seniors, homeless (and those at risk of becoming homeless), young adults, and women escaping domestic violence. The outcomes from this grant will guide the organization when seeking to access additional FCM funding.
Project Village Housing Inc. (Village of Blacks Harbour, N.B.) receives $25,000 for a planning grant to develop energy-efficient, affordable housing units on rural land. The first phase of this development will consist of a mix of 12 market and 12 affordable rental units.
The Government of Canada endowed the $300-million Sustainable Affordable Housing initiative as part of a $950-million expansion of the Green Municipal Fund. The GMF is administered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
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