BILL NO. 14
3rd Session, 62nd General Assembly
65 Elizabeth II, 2016
Private Member's Bill
Affordable Housing Act
First Reading: October 14, 2016
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
3 (1) Where, before or after the coming into force of this Act, a person, directly or indirectly, receives a benefit from Her Majesty in right of the Province, Housing Nova Scotia, a housing authority or an agency of the Government of the Province for the purpose of providing affordable housing on a parcel of land, the recipient shall provide affordable housing on the parcel of land, in accordance with any terms or conditions to which the benefit is subject, for a period of at least 15 years commencing from the day on which housing on the parcel of land becomes available for occupancy.
(2) The obligation described in subsection (1) applies to every person who holds title to the parcel of land from the day on which the benefit is conferred until the conclusion of the 15-year period described in subsection (1), regardless of whether the recipient of the benefit is the person who holds title to the parcel of land.
4 On application by the Minister of Community Services, where the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia is satisfied that a person to whom the obligation described in subsection 3(1) applies has contravened that obligation, the Court shall order the person to
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