NCNS Rural Aboriginal Homelessness Program

Our Goal:

The Program was developed to assist rural off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples who are homeless or at risk for
homelessness that currently reside in rural areas of Nova Scotia. Our program objective is to assist individuals and
families to locate and sustain safe affordable housing & build partnerships with landlords throughout Nova Scotia.

How We Help:

• Housing Placement: Locate affordable, sustainable housing for Aboriginal individuals and their families
in distress. Negotiate present rent costs with landlords to ensure affordable housing;

• Housing Loss Prevention: Housing loss prevention is directed toward Aboriginal individuals and their
families who are at imminent risk of losing their housing and becoming homeless. In some cases it may be
necessary to re-house these individuals/families if their current rent costs exceed their financial budget;

• Client Support Services: Direct one-to-one confidential meetings with individuals/families to ensure
Aboriginal client’s immediate basic needs are being met. Refer clients to appropriate support systems that
will benefit their current situation, such as: community services, mental health agencies, food banks, and
support services offered within the Native Council of Nova Scotia. Programs & workshops will be offered
for life skills training, budgeting, as well as tenant and landlord obligations.

Contact Information:

Housing First Coordinator
NCNS Provincial Office

P.O. Box 1320
129 Truro Heights Rd
Truro, NS B2N 5N2

Tel: (902) 895-1523 ext. 231
Cell: 902-890-2432

Email: ncnshps@eastlink.ca

Housing First Officer
NCNS Liverpool Regional Office

P.O. Box 2028
180 White Point Road
Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0

Tel: (902) 354-2751
Cell: (902) 350-2884

Email: ncnshpsliv@eastlink.ca

 

Satellite Offices

235 Charlotte Street, Unit 1
Sydney, N.S. B1P 1C4
Tel: 902-567-1240
Fax: 902-564-1123

180 White Point Road
PO Box 2028
Liverpool, N.S. B0T1K0
Tel: 902-354-2751
Fax: 902354-2757

 

140 Thorne Ave, Unit C
Dartmouth, N.S. B3B 1Z2
Tel: 902-405-4730
Fax: 902-405-4731

Digby Resource Center
1 Birch Street
Digby, N.S. B0V 1A0

Coldbrook Outreach
11 Opportunity Lane
Coldbrook, N.S. B4R 1B9

Head Office

129 Truro Heights Road,
P.O. Box 1320,
Truro, N.S.
B2N 5N2

Toll Free: 1-800-565-4372
Direct: 902-895-1523
Fax: 902-895-0024