The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House will resume on
April 25, 2017.

Bill No. 71

Safer Homes Act

An Act to Amend Chapter 211 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Housing Act, and Chapter 213 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Housing Nova Scotia Act

Introduced by:
Honourable Pat Dunn
Pictou Centre

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Law Amendments Committee
Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent
Commencement

Explanatory Note

This Bill requires

(a) housing operated and managed by a housing authority to be regularly maintained and to satisfy any minimum standards prescribed by the applicable municipal by-laws;

(b) a housing authority to remedy any non-compliance with any minimum standards prescribed by the applicable municipal by-laws within 90 days of being notified or otherwise becoming aware of the non-compliance; and

(c) a housing authority to inform Housing Nova Scotia about the maintenance performed in each year on its housing and Housing Nova Scotia to include such information in its annual accountability report.