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Housing Nova Scotia

Other forms of name:
Nova Scotia. Housing Development Board (1983)
Nova Scotia Housing Development Corporation (1986)

The Housing Development Board was established in 1983 to continue the housing development functions of the defunct Nova Scotia Housing Commission and approve loans for house-building. By 1986 the new board had proved inadequate. The then minister of housing was accordingly incorporated as the Nova Scotia Housing Development Corporation in order to promote housing development and administer the Housing Development Fund more effectively. The objects of the corporation are to establish housing projects and construct housing accommodation of all types for sale or rent; plan, design, build, own, maintain, manage, and operate housing projects; construct, acquire, renovate and maintain housing of all types and sell, lease or otherwise dispose of it; promote and carry out the construction and provision of more adequate and improved housing for low-income families and individuals, students, elderly persons, families and individuals on social assistance, and people generally in needy circumstances; and improve the quality of housing and furnishings. In 2000 the corporation assumed custody and control of the Housing Development Fund. The minister and deputy minister of community services, respectively, are chair and president of the corporation. In 2013 the name of the corporation was changed to Housing Nova Scotia.

Notes: Authority record based on Statutes of Nova Scotia: 1983 c. 6, 1986 c. 14, 1990 c. 30, 2000 c. 13, 2013 c. 10.

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