KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – These are all recent photos, taken inside and outside of occupied public housing units in the Greystone Drive area in Spryfield, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Halifax.
The people who live here are tenants of the Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority (MRHA). The MRHA, one of five Housing Authorities in Nova Scotia, is part of Housing Nova Scotia, a provincial government corporation, with the Minister of Community Services in charge.
The state of disrepair of public housing in the community is the result of many years of neglect. Many of the issues documented in the photos have been allowed to continue for years.
Earlier this year MRHA committed to a preventative assessment of all 250 Greystone units with a completion target in June, but residents believe this effort is behind schedule.