Province building modular housing to help recruit health care workers

By CityNews Halifax Staff

Nova Scotia will soon be offering affordable transitional housing for health care workers heading to communities where housing options are limited.

It will be investing $8 million for the temporary units, which will be built in areas where there is an acute demand.

Housing Trust of Nova Scotia will identify the best locations and use its current processes to get the units delivered as quickly as possible.

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, John Lohr said lack of housing can make it challenging for some communities to recruit and retain health care workers.

“The modular housing model has been successful in other jurisdictions,” he stated in a news release. 

“This investment will help support our health care workers with transitional housing until more permanent solutions are available.”

Earlier this month, the province announced that 65 continuing care assistants would be moving to the province after receiving conditional job offers during a recent recruiting trip to a Kenyan refugee camp.

Opposition parties called on the government to ensure they would have housing when they start arriving later this year.

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