Monday, October 19, 2009

Holly House - Accepting applications for affordable, supportive housing

Adapted from the October 15th edition of the Community Action on Homelessness Newsletter:

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia owns a residence [pictured] at 1 Tulip Street in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The residence will house our Society’s offices and will offer single occupancy rooms with shared kitchen, common room and bathrooms for rent to seven women. The house will provide safe, affordable housing for women for up to two years. This is not a half-way house. All women in the community are eligible to submit an application. Tenants will have access to:
  • Elizabeth Fry’s professional staff
  • Communal living space
  • Support to develop a Personal Transition Plan
  • Individual counselling
  • Education and employment exploration
  • Housing search support and advocacy
  • Community resources referrals
  • Personal development programming
Rent will be geared to income and tenancy is subject to a lease and the policies and procedures of the residence, which include a zero tolerance policy for drug or alcohol use, and a commitment by tenants to support the spirit of communal living.

If you are interested in applying to rent a living space, please obtain an application form by calling 454-5041 or 1-877-619-1354 (toll-free), and forward it to:

Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia
Attention: Tenant Application
2352 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 3B9

Fax: 902-455-5913

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