Nova Scotia government signs $3.7-million Indigenous housing agreement – The Chronicle Herald

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The province and federal government are ponying up $3.7 million to repair 36 low-income urban Indigenous housing units and fund 51 rent supplements.

The funding is for Tawaak Housing Association which oversees 141 units in Nova Scotia. In January, tenants of the non-profit housing group spoke out about unsafe living conditions and lack of maintenance on their buildings.

Sidney Peters, chief of Glooscap First Nation and association chair, couldn’t say exactly when construction would begin but he expects the request for proposals to be issued in the next three or four months.

He said inspections of all units are done and now the association is determining which ones would be repaired or renovated. He said some of the work will include replacing roofs, flooring, siding, windows and furnaces.

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