Nova Scotia ACORN

Nova Scotia ACORN started out in Sydney, Cape Breton back in 2011. In 2012, NS ACORN moved to the HRM and first started organizing in North Dartmouth. We established our North Central Halifax Chapter in May 2014 and our Dartmouth North Chapter in September 2014 -- and we will be coming soon to a neighbourhood near you!

In the meantime, we've been busy fighting back against slumlords, pushing the city to introduce landlord licensing, and campaigning for better living conditions for public housing tenants. Nova Scotia ACORN is also fighting for the return of rent control to Nova Scotia, a living wage, and affordable access to the internet.

Want to join the fight? Join ACORN!



Huddle: Westdale COO Says Improvements Coming To Highfield Following Protest

Posted February 14, 2022

HALIFAX–The chief operating office of Westdale Properties says tenants in the company's Highfield Park apartments can expect some improvements, following a tenant protest earlier this week.

But the COO, Mitchell Cohen, also defended the overall performance and professionalism of his building staff following critiques by the protestors.

Halifax Examiner: Houston’s housing plan: rent control stays, 1,100 new affordable units, interventions in Halifax planning

Posted October 21, 2021

Premier Tim Houston’s Progressive Conservative government is keeping temporary rent control and pledging 1,100 new affordable housing units along with interventions in municipal planning as part of its plan to address the housing crisis.

Huddle: ACORN Applauds Rent Control Extension, But Will Keep Lobbying To Make It Permanent

Posted October 21, 2021

HALIFAX–Wednesday’s announcement by Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston that he was extnding rent control came as a surprise to the province.

Since before the election, Houston stood steadfast that rent control wasn’t the answer to the province’s housing crisis. After forming the government, the Progressive Conservative party’s tone on the issue didn’t waver.