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Liberal Bills Combat Ongoing Housing Crisis

Mar 5, 2024

Housing critic Braedon Clark will table two bills in the legislature today to tackle the ongoing housing crisis in Nova Scotia.

“Nova Scotia is leading the country in all the worst ways. Rents are skyrocketing across the province and not enough homes are being built,” said Clark. “After the government cut funding to the Department of Housing in last week’s budget, it’s clear that the file isn’t apriority for the Houston government."

The Rent Regulation Act would continue the provincial rent cap until the vacancy rate meets or exceeds four per cent. It would also mandate the Utility and Review Board to review the rent cap annually with a specific eye to housing affordability, cost of living, and market conditions.

As recommended by the Affordable Housing Commission, the Liberals will table a bill to establish an arms-length housing authority to spur housing development, improve the quality of housing, and keep prices affordable.

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