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Construction crews work on Main Street Centre in Dartmouth in this undated photo. (Source: government of Nova Scotia)

Affordable housing for seniors, people with developmental disabilities opening in 2025

By Jacob Moore Apr 26, 2024 | 10:50 AM

Housing for seniors and people with developmental disabilities in Dartmouth could be available in the spring of 2025.

A seven-storey building on Main Street will have 12 accessible and 25 affordable units, with 45 in total, according to a news release from the provincial government.

Councillor for the area, Tony Mancini, says the municipality is dedicated to “fostering partnerships” to create affordable housing.

“This project will meet a crucial need in our community, and I thank everyone who has come together to invest in safer, more engaged communities by making affordable options available to those in need,” Mancini writes in the release.

Affirmative Ventures, a not-for-profit, is building the project, which costs more than $16.6 million.

Ken Greer, board chair of Affirmative Ventures, says he looks forward to when the building opens.

Multiple levels of government are paying for the project, including:

  • $162,000 from the municipality
  • $4.7 million from the province
  • $11.8 million from the federal Affordable Housing Fund

Sean Fraser, federal Minister of Housing, says this project will support people in need, like seniors and people with developmental disabilities to make sure no one is left behind when it comes to housing.