Halifax Affordable Housing Community Land Trust

A Community Land Trust is a potential solution to support long-term affordable housing in a sustainable and equitable way. United Way Halifax is engaged in a project to look at how a CLT could work in Halifax Regional Municipality.

A street with lots of trees in the middle and houses on the other side

About this project

This project is a collaborative community effort, with funding from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation under the National Housing Strategy. The values of equity, diversity and inclusion are woven throughout the project, to create housing solutions that benefit marginalized communities that are disproportionately impacted in our current housing crisis.

United Way Halifax is leading this project with the support of Davis Pier Consulting, Halifax Regional Municipality, the Housing and Homelessness Partnership, CLT 902, Housing Nova Scotia and David Slipp – Stewart McKelvey Law.

Advisory Committee recruitment

The Halifax Community Land Trust Advisory Committee has selected eight successful applicants based on priority target populations and relevant expertise. A full list of the advisory committee members will be available in the coming weeks. For those who are interested, there will be more opportunities to get involved in the upcoming CLT design phase.


Project Brief – See how United Way and its partners are working to bring CLT benefits to HRM.

What We Heard Report – Find out what people are saying about community land trust opportunities in HRM

CMHC Project Scope – Take a look at our project’s scope, approach, purpose and partners

Project Phases

So far we have completed:

  • Background research and literature review
  • Identified potential operating models
  • Community engagement sessions
  • Community inputs on key decision points

At this point, we’re ready to share what we’ve heard so far. Next project phases include:

  • Readiness assessment of potential CLT operators
  • Community land trust model design
  • Identify partners and funders
  • Develop an implementation plan
  • Share final learnings


Learn More

To get connected and learn more about the community land trust project, please contact us:

Kevin Hooper

Samantha Williams