1st Session, 63rd General Assembly
66 Elizabeth II, 2017
The Honourable Pat Dunn
First Reading: October 13, 2017
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.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 This Act may be cited as the Safer Homes Act.
2 Clause 2(g) of Chapter 211 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Housing Act, is repealed and the following clause substituted:
(b) complies with any by-laws of the municipality in which the housing is situated that are made under subsection 181(1) of the Municipal Government Act or subsection 199(1) of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter.
(2) Where a housing authority is notified or otherwise becomes aware that any housing it operates and manages does not comply with a by-law referred to in clause (1)(b), the housing authority shall remedy the non-compliance within ninety days or such shorter period as may be specified by or under the by-law.
23B (1) A housing authority shall annually prepare and submit to Housing Nova Scotia a report describing the maintenance work performed during the preceding year on the housing operated and managed by the housing authority.
4 Subsection 26(1) of Chapter 211 is amended by adding the following clause immediately after clause (x):