Disaster Financial Assistance for Hurricane Fiona Damage
Nova Scotians can apply for disaster financial assistance related to damage from hurricane Fiona starting today, September 26, 2022.
The Province’s Disaster Financial Assistance Program is designed to help Nova Scotians, municipalities, small businesses, and not-for-profit groups get back on their feet after a major storm or natural disaster. Not all disasters are covered by private insurance, and this program helps those whose losses are not insurable. Types of losses can include structural damage to homes and damage to uninsurable items like basic household goods and appliances, such as washers, dryers and furnaces.
The program covers up to $200,000 in uninsurable losses per household, small business and not-for-profit group.
“It’s a stressful time for Nova Scotians as we continue to assess and dig out from the damage caused by hurricane Fiona,” said John Lohr, Minister responsible for the Emergency Management Office. “We’ve got a ways to go before things are back to normal, but this is a step in the right direction.” More info is available at pdf 2022 Hurricane Fiona QA Disaster Financial Assistance (96 KB)
Applications are available at:
-- online: https://beta.novascotia.ca/disaster-financial-assistance-hurricane-fiona
-- Access Nova Scotia centres
-- MLA offices
-- municipal offices.
For additional information or questions regarding the DFA Program for Hurricane Fiona, please call 211.
Residents are asked to continue to assess damage, keep all receipts and take pictures and video, as well as work with their insurance companies.
The government continues to post updates on the hurricane recovery effort at: https://novascotia.ca/alerts/ .
-- disaster financial assistance does not replace private insurance and only uninsurable damage is eligible
-- people who are not sure if their insurance covers the damage should contact their insurance broker or company, or the Insurance Bureau of Canada at 1-844-227-5422
-- the disaster financial assistance application includes a form to be filled out by the applicant’s insurance company confirming that insurance was not available for losses
Canada's National Housing Strategy
Developers and Community Housing Providers, DID YOU KNOW? The Federal Government is supporting the creation of affordable housing through the National Housing Strategy.
National Housing Strategy Initiatives (including funding or financing):
• Creating a new housing supply
• Modernizing existing housing
• Providing resources for Community Housing Providers
• Promoting innovation and research
Click the link below for more information including tips on how to apply for funding or financing:
Canada-Nova Scotia Targeted Housing Benefit
DID YOU KNOW? The Federal Government offers the Canada-Nova Scotia Targeted Housing Benefit.
This benefit provides funding directly to people in need so they can choose their own housing and pay a portion of their housing costs.
Eligible homeowners can receive support to stay in their own homes and eligible renters have the ability to take the benefit with them if they move to another apartment in the province.
Click this link for more information: https://housing.novascotia.ca/programs/canada-nova-scotia-targeted-housing-benefit
Special Collection Notice: November Leaf & Yard Waste
Windsor residents: don't forget! Your LAST monthly Leaf & Yard Waste collection of 2022 is coming soon. This "special collection" occurs on the last Monday of every month, from April to November only.
The special collection allows:
✔️ TWO (2) bundles of brush
- must be securely tied into bundles
- bundles must be under 105cm in length & 25kg in weight
✔️ UNLIMITED bags containing leaves and grass clippings
- place in paper yard waste bags OR securely tied plastic bags
- plastic bags should be clear or orange in colour
🚫 Note: disposal of trees and large amounts of hedge is not permitted for collection under this program.
Did you know? You can sign up to receive reminders for special collection events such as these at https://westhants.ca/waste-app.html (smart phone, tablet, email and landline options available)
Are you unsure if you are within the Windsor collection area? Click here.
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