New Public Housing for Grand Étang

14 March 2024 | 1:00 PM

New public housing for Inverness County will include 11 new units and give up to 32 people in the area a place to call home.

Finance Minister Allan MacMaster, on behalf of Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Lohr, announced today, March 14, that new public housing will be built at the site of Bellevue Apartments, 10 Chemin Pembroke Rd., in Grand Étang.

The new building will have three storeys with a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units. The first floor of the building will be fully accessible. Construction will start later this year with completion targeted for fall 2025.

“This project started with a request for an elevator and the need for more accessible units,” said Minister MacMaster. “This new public housing building will have an elevator and five fully accessible apartments and will give more people in Inverness County a safe and affordable place to call home.”

The new housing units are part of the 222 units for the province announced in September. There will be 150 new units in Halifax Regional Municipality, at the sites of Sackville Manor in Lower Sackville and Ahern Manor and Uniacke Square in Halifax. Another 11 units will be at the site of Hilltop Manor in Kentville, 21 units will be built at the site of Pineview Apartments in Bridgewater, and 22 units will be constructed at the site of the John Dan Complex in Glace Bay. Details of others will be released soon.

The sites were selected based on:

  • suitability of the property
  • capacity to add more units to existing public housing sites
  • need for public housing and accessible units
  • proximity to services and amenities such as grocery stores and public transit.


“This project in Inverness County is important to the people of the region and to the local economy. Through collaboration and hard work, we are working so that housing projects like this one not only take root here in Nova Scotia but across the country. The Government of Canada is firmly committed to building more housing and to making sure that no one is left behind.”
— Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso, on behalf of Sean Fraser, federal Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities

“Housing is such a high priority right now, and this announcement of 11 brand new units to be constructed in Grand Étang is excellent news for the Municipality of Inverness County. We’re thankful to the Province for this significant investment which will provide safe, affordable and accessible housing for up to 32 people.”
— Bonny MacIsaac, Warden, Municipality of the County of Inverness

Quick Facts:

--the Province is investing $58.8 million in the 222 public housing units and the federal contribution is $24.4 million
--the government recently announced that an additional 25 new modular public housing units will be installed across the province by the end of March 2025

Map of new building in Grand Etang