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Project H.O.P.E.

Housing Outreach and Peer Empowerment

The Project H.O.P.E. team 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. We also offer trustee services to individuals living in Kings, Annapolis, Digby and Colchester Counties.

Self and/or agency referrals are welcome!

**PLEASE NOTE: Our team is not an emergency service and does not provide housing units.**

This program provides:

How we support: Our team approaches each person with a vision to assess the housing need, create a plan together regarding their unique housing goal.

Housing Supports and Case Management:

Trustee Services:

Who we support: Project HOPE provides support based on individual needs.If you are a part of one of the below groups, and/or face one of the situations below, then Project H.O.P.E could be the right fit for you. 

** Project H.O.P.E is not able to assist with every situation. We do recognize there is a dire shortage of safe affordable housing in Nova Scotia and do our best to support or refer those who do not qualify for our support to the most appropriate resource.**

**** Please note: We do not provide housing units. **** 

CMHA NS has implemented a Coordinated Access system to streamline housing support services for people living in the Annapolis Valley. To learn more contact Alison Coldwell at [email protected]

Don’t Fit Project HOPE Criteria?

CMHA NS Division recognizes that there is a housing crisis, especially with the impact of Coivd-19, and wants to send everyone to the right resources for them. If you are homeless or at risk of being homeless and do not fit the above criteria the links below may be the right resources for you!

Mental Health & Housing: Adequate, suitable and affordable housing contributes to our physical and mental well-being. It leads to increased personal safety and helps decrease stress, leading to improved sleep and diet. All of these factors result in better mental health outcomes.

When housing is inadequate or unavailable, personal as well as community well-being can suffer. The high cost of rental accommodations has created a critical shortage of affordable housing and is a leading contributor to poverty in Nova Scotia.

Affordable housing is an investment in health promotion and illness prevention.

If you think we can help, please contact Hannah Scott, Project H.O.P.E Team Lead

Email: [email protected]

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