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New Home Designs for Nova Scotians With Disabilities

Aug 31, 2022 | 11:29 AM

Nicolas Raymond / CC

The province is showing their commitment to provide housing for Nova Scotians with disabilities.

The provinces Disability Support Program has procured two custom modular home designs that will allow up to four residents to live in an energy efficient and accessible home. Minister of Community Services Karla MacFarlane says having these home designs in place supports the governments commitment to community living and phasing out large institutions.

These home designs were developed by RHAD Architects and DORA Construction Limited and are designed to be developed more quickly. The first five of these houses are set to be constructed in the Annapolis Valley, South Shore, Halifax, and Cape Breton Areas. People are expected to move into these homes early next year.

Both RHAD Architects and DORA Construction Limited showed their appreciation for being giving the opportunity to partner with the Department of Community Services to conduct this housing project. “RHAD Architects is honoured to have their modular design concept selected as one of the universally signed homes for people of all abilities.” Says RHAD Principal Architect Rayleen Hall. Eric Burchill, the Vice President of Planning and Development a DORA Construction Limited believes that the Disability Support Program is a fantastic initiative and that its essential to improve the lives of those that are often overlooked, and they are very proud to provide assistance.

$160,000 has been invested by the Department of Community Services in the modular homes designs and there are currently 232 community based small option homes in Nova Scotia. Budget 2022-23 invests an additional $54.2 Million dollars in programs that support people living with disabilities.


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