The Progressive Conservative government in Nova Scotia is partnering with Ottawa to finance 222 public housing units, aimed at addressing the ongoing scarcity of affordable residences in the province. Municipal Affairs Minister John Lohr and Halifax MP Andy Fillmore announced that the new units will house 522 individuals, including low-income seniors, families, and individuals, at various locations throughout the province. The cost of the energy-efficient housing is $83 million, with the province covering $58.8 million and Ottawa providing $24.4 million. The housing units will be situated in Bridgewater, Kentville, Truro, Halifax, and several communities in Cape Breton on provincially-owned land. The Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency will manage the housing, with rents tailored to income. Construction of the new homes is slated to begin in spring 2021 and continue over the next five years, with the first residents expected to move in during 2025-26.