Support for Black Canadian community housing

The provincial and federal governments are providing $650,000 to help create the Black Communities Housing Technical Resources Centre, which will help Black communities and Black-led organizations across Canada improve housing outcomes for Black and racialized communities.

This new national organization is being established by the Community Housing Transformation Centre. It will be based in Nova Scotia and provide supports to organizations across Canada.

The centre will build capacity in project planning, development, and management to support Black community housing organizations to better access government housing programs and other investment opportunities throughout Canada.

The Technical Resources Centre will be created, managed, and staffed by Black Canadians. It will provide appropriate support, counselling, and expertise to Black communities across Canada by addressing racism, inequities, and other challenges by contributing to correcting the existing imbalance in capacity and access to housing development resources and financing.

Additional Resources:

The Community Housing Transformation Centre: https://centre.support/

A Healthy Nova Scotia: Solutions for Housing and Homelessness: https://beta.novascotia.ca/documents/solutions-housing-and-homelessness/

Mandate letter of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing: https://novascotia.ca/exec_council/letters-2021/ministerial-mandate-letter-2021-MAH-EMO-MR.pdf

Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission Report: https://beta.novascotia.ca/sites/default/files/documents/1-2679/charting-new-course-affordable-housing-nova-scotia-en.pdf