Your Housing Options

Year Published:  1982
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX2663

YOUR HOUSING OPTIONS is a brochure intended to assist Nova Scotians in better understanding and utilizing the housing options that are presently available. Federal and provincial housing programmes which offer assistance in meeting housing needs are outlined, as well as agencies involved in local areas.

There are home repari programmes such as Urban RRAP and Rural RRAP which offers grants and loans to lower interest rates to homeowners, non-profit corporations nad co-operatives. Up to $10,000 may be borrowed, and depending on family income, part of the loan may not have to be repaid (to a maximum of $3,750). A programme for the handicapped was also being proposed. Other repair programmes are aimed at energy conservation and include the "Home Insulation Loan Programme" and the "Heat Conversion Programme". Further information is available from NSHC.

"New Housing Programmes," listsall the programmes available to assist families and co-operatives lease-purchase, build, or buy residences, from single family dwellings to apartment buildings. There are also mortgage programmes and insured mortgages available.

Rental programmes include "Family Public Housing", "Senior Citizens Rental Housing", Private Rental Accommodations" and "Special Care Housing".

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