HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government says it is partnering with the Halifax Regional Municipality and the private sector to build a community of so-called tiny homes for people who have nowhere to live.
The province says the pilot community will have 52 units, which will provide housing to about 62 homeless people in Halifax.
A news release says rent for each unit will be no more than 30 per cent of the tenant’s income, and residents will have help finding more permanent housing and employment, if needed.
The release says the province hopes to have 30 of the units, which are depicted in an artist’s drawing as small, single-storey modular homes, ready for inhabitants by next spring.
The municipality is donating surplus land in Lower Sackville for the project, and the units will be built by Prestige Homes, which is part of the Nova Scotia-based Shaw Group of developers and manufacturers.
The government of Nova Scotia says it will spend $9.4 million on construction and an additional $935,000 per year for operating costs.
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