New Public Housing for Kentville

11 March 2024 | 10:00 AM

New public housing is coming to Kings County.

Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Lohr announced today, March 11, that new public housing will be built in Kentville at the site of Hilltop Manor, 55 Oakdene Ave. Construction will begin later this year with completion targeted for fall 2025.

The new two-storey, 11-unit building will have a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units, providing homes for up to 25 people. The first floor will be fully accessible.

“Our government is making the largest investment in new public housing in three decades and we’re pleased that Kentville residents will benefit from it,” said Minister Lohr. “We’re moving as quickly as we can to give more Nova Scotians a safe and affordable place to call home.”

The new housing units are part of the 222 units for the province that were 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. Details of the other public housing sites will be released in the coming days.

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.


“In collaboration with provincial partners and local stakeholders, we are working to ensure that everyone in Kentville and across our province has safe and affordable housing. Today’s announcement continues our government’s record of helping Nova Scotians find the housing they need and deserve.”
— Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, on behalf of Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities

“Today's announcement by our provincial government in the Town of Kentville will have long-term benefits for our citizens. We are pleased with the commitment to housing and investment in our continued growth."
— Mayor Sandra Snow, Town of Kentville

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 Kentville Building