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Truro homeless say they're forced to hide from police as town tries to deter tenting

Nicola Seguin  | Jan 12, 2024 

Service organizations say designated tenting site is needed, town disagrees

Jerry Curlew thought he had found a safe place to pitch his tent in a patch of woods near the train tracks in Truro, N.S.  — but he had a run-in with police soon after he began sheltering there.  

Cross Country Checkup with Ian Hanomansing

Homeless Encampments | Aired Jan. 7, 2024

Are homeless encampments keeping people safe or putting them in danger?  How is your community dealing with homelessness?

'It's heartbreaking': No place for unhoused in Truro as winter weather approaches 

Brendyn Creamer  | Dec. 14 2023

TRURO, N.S. - While they may be out of sight, they are never out of mind for Krista McNair. As Truro's unhoused population continues to grow, it is becoming more and more difficult for the Truro Housing Outreach SocieW. to find them adequate, temporary shelter. 

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Coldest Night of the Year walk for Truro Housing Outreach Society takes place Feb. 26

Richard MacKenzie | Feb. 16, 2022

TRURO, N.S. — It may seem like a risky proposition, scheduling a fundraising walk in late February when the weather can be brutally cold and nasty – but that’s the whole idea.   

Truro Burger Week returns in support of housing outreach society

Darrell Cole | Feb. 17, 2022

TRURO – Burger Week is about much more than mouth-watering, taste bud-tingling burgers.  While participants can sample some of Truro’s best burgers, more importantly their burger ...

Housing insecurity a growing problem in the Maritimes, and one that must be faced

Suzette Belliveau | August 19, 2021

HALIFAX -- The removal of homeless encampments across Halifax on Wednesday sparked major protests in the city, but it also sparked conversations about the bigger issue of homelessness.

New study in Colchester County brings housing crisis outside of HRM...

Rose Murphy | July 19, 2021

Advocates say an unprecedented number of people across the province are currently facing evictions, with nowhere to go – and this isn't just an urban issue.

N.S housing crisis said to be pushing more families towards homelessness

Rose Murphy | July 19, 2021

Growing population, trend towards short-term rentals hurts already tight housing market.

Halifax won't 'force' shelter evictions, says mayor as deadline passes

Haley Ryan | July 13, 2021

HRM issued notices saying illegal shelters would be taken down July 13, but says the'll stay for now.

Vote Housing: A National, non-partisan campaign

Let's be clear: the pandemic exposed deep inequities in our country. Your vote can end homelessness and housing need. Check out this national, non-partisan campaign for more information. 

Nova Scotia Housing Crisis Awareness Group on Facebook

What if you (or someone you love) were told "home" was no longer home? You, your family, your cherished pets and all of your belongings were to be removed within a span of a few months, or even weeks.

The keys to a secure future for all Nova Scotians 

The Housing For All Working Group 

The pandemic has deeply affected our social and economic systems and uncovered just how deep the crises in our systems run.

Charting a new course for affordable housing in Nova Scotia
NS Affordable Housing Commission

The array of people with urgent personal and financial stakes in housing is a long and diverse one. 

Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness 

The CAEH leads a national movement of individuals, organizations and communities working together to end homelessness in Canada.

Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia is to help make Nova Scotia a better place and our particular contribution to this goal is through our expertise in affordable, non-profit housing.