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November 22 is National Housing Day

This National Housing Day, join CMHA Nova Scotia Division in declaring that housing is a human right.

On November 22, CMHA Nova Scotia Division joins communities and organizations nationwide to mark National Housing Day. National Housing Day calls on the need for safe and affordable housing for all Canadians.

Canada’s national database estimates that there are approximately 235,000 people experiencing homelessness across the country.

Access to adequate, stable, affordable housing is a basic human need and a key determinant of mental and physical health.

In Canada, housing is considered “affordable” if it costs less than 30% of a household’s before-tax income. Many people think the term “affordable housing” refers only to rental housing that is subsidized by the government.

In reality, it’s a very broad term that can include housing provided by the private, public and non-profit sectors. It also includes all forms of housing tenure: rental, ownership and co-operative ownership, as well as temporary and permanent housing.

In partnership with our community stakeholders, CMHA NS Division continues its efforts to promote increased investments in housing, as well as the need to reduce barriers to housing as one way to reduce the overall costs to health care, police and justice, and social services sectors.

This National Housing Day, join CMHA Nova Scotia Division in declaring that housing is a human right.

Locally, CMHA NS Division works with Nova Scotians living in Kings, Annapolis and Digby Counties who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to locate and secure safe, sustainable, affordable housing through Project H.O.P.E.

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