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Bloomfield - Foundation Retreat

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Bloomfield - Foundation Retreat

  1. 1. Invitation, Messaging & Creative Engagement
  2. 2. Event s
  3. 3. Social/ New Media
  4. 4. Bloomfield Foundation Retreat October 15, 2013
  5. 5. Housing and community are key social determinants of health.
  6. 6. Strategy Context - Concentration and segregation of public housing - Affordability - In some communities, market forces left unchecked may further marginalize low income citizens - Loss of Federal funding - Changing Demographics - Challenge of existing social housing stock
  7. 7. 75% of people in core housing need are single or single parents 50% of all single parents are in core housing need 44,000 households in core housing need. Renters are 5 times more likely to be in core housing need 1 in 3 renters lives in core housing need 4,300 eligible families on public housing wait list
  8. 8. One-Person Households (%) . . . 1991 & 2006 1991 Facts: 1) In 1991, one-person hhlds = 27% of all hhlds in Nova Scotia. 2) In 2006, one and two person hhlds = 59% of all hhlds in Nova Scotia. Source: NS Community Counts 2006 Green areas > 20% one-person hhlds
  9. 9. Federal funding going to zero
  10. 10. Strategy Elements Key Components - Fostering healthy, diverse communities - Ensuring affordable options for owners and renters - Paths to equity and home ownership - Catalyst for Partnerships - Independence and Dignity
  11. 11. What is Housing Nova Scotia Social Enterprise Developer - $450M in real estate assets (book value) - $130M in development over the last 3 years Property Manager - 5 Housing Authorities & 18,000 units Banker - Mortgages and loans - $840M Housing Services - $15M annually in loans & grants
  12. 12. Affordability & Partnership Diversify Housing Nova Scotia’s rental stock Become development and financial partner Density Bonusing in HRM
  13. 13. Bloomfield Ten years of hard work by Imagine Bloomfield Housing Nova Scotia was successful bidder Master Plan underpins and guides our work Architectural renderings are starting point Community engagement will inform final design 16
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  16. 16. Next Steps • Develop and complete community consultation process for design phase • Development agreement with HRM • Finalize Purchase and Sale • Begin Phase I construction 20
  17. 17. Community is the Foundation
  18. 18. BIKE AGAIN CLUB SCRI SOCIETY Food Action Committee CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENEUR EDUCATION AND YOU DEVELOPMENT PERFORMING ARTS LODGE EYELEVEL GALLERY CRAFT ALLIANCE CHESS 500 community groups Byrony House STREET FEAT ASSOCIATION Paradise Sisters Knights of Columbus SHARING & CARING CLUB SYMPHONY NOVA SCOTIA TURNSTYLE POTTERY MUSLIM SOCCER GROUP CENTRE FOR ART TAPES AFCOOP KINETIC STUDIO AEOLIAN SINGERS ASSOCIATION MEGAN LESLIE ATLANTIC COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION SCANS COUNCIL OF CANADIANS/OXFAM/NS GAMBIA/HEALTH OPTIONs COALITION ILNS NS Safety Council INDEPENDENT LIvING RESOURCE CENTRE RECREATION NOVA SCOTIA METRO COMMUNIITY HOUSING LIVE ARTBloomfield The Who of 16 Professional Artists
  19. 19. Inspiring Creative Space
  20. 20. Centre for Social Innovation / 215 Spadina
  21. 21. Regent Park
  22. 22. Evergreen Brickworks
  23. 23. Wychwood Barns
  24. 24. Designing / Imagining the Future
  25. 25. Going forward – and getting there

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