Meet Carleton MacNeil, Riverside Estates’ Community Navigator. Carleton’s job is to work with the residents of Riverside Estates to turn the housing units into homes, and together, create a community.
Antigonish Affordable Housing Society
The Antigonish Affordable Housing Society (AAHS) aims to break the cycle of poverty vulnerable people find themselves in, and to improve the quality of their lives by providing access to affordable and energy-efficient housing that is socially and financially sustainable, and supported by the community.
Our first initiative, Riverside Estates on Hope Lane, was built in two phases. Phase 1 opened in March 2017; Phase 2 in October 2018. All 14 one- and two-bedroom units are now fully occupied.
The Society continues to explore new ways to address the ongoing need for affordable housing in rural areas of the province.
Building Updates & Fundraisers
Media & Press
The community of Arisaig has shown its support for the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society (AAHS) with a generous donation of $700 towards the Society’s Housing for Hope capital campaign. The funds were raised at the community’s annual fundraising dance spearheaded...read more
The Antigonish Affordable Housing Society (AAHS) hosted tenants, community members, as well as local, provincial and federal politicians, on Saturday, October 20, to celebrate the official opening of Phase 2 of Riverside Estates, its multi-family complex on Hope Lane....read more
More than 50 people from across the province gathered in Port Hawkesbury on May 11th to participate in a People’s School about researching housing needs in their communities. Co-hosted by the Extension Department at StFX, the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society...read more
Finding affordable housing that is safe, secure and accessible is a challenge throughout Nova Scotia for many, especially those living on low incomes or with a disability. In response, more and more community groups are forming to learn about and to take action around...read more