Halifax (N.S.). Redevelopment Committee records

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Halifax (N.S.). Redevelopment Committee records

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102-42 (Formerly RG 35-102-42)

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  • 1917-1968, predominantly 1942-1968 (Creation)
    Halifax (N.S.). Redevelopment Committee

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165.5 cm of textual records and other material

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The Redevelopment Committee began as the Housing Committee, and appears to have been formed in about 1957. The committee appears to have been responsible for redeveloping substandard areas of the city which necessitated acquiring and clearing lands, and then planning their redevelopment. Land was most often redeveloped to provide additional public housing. Residents of substandard areas received compensation and were given the option of moving to housing projects. In 1958, the Housing Committee changed its name to the Redevelopment Committee. The last meeting was held on January 7, 1964, after which the Committee’s duties were passed onto the newly created Development Committee, which was also responsible for other, expanded duties. In 1967 a Housing Committee was reformed to address housing redevelopment programs. Sources Gordon Stephenson, A Redevelopment Study of Halifax Nova Scotia, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1957), Preface. Housing Committee, Meeting minutes, 9 April 1958, City of Halifax Fonds, Redevelopment Committee Series, Redevelopment Committee Sub-series, HRM Archives, Dartmouth, NS.

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The Housing Committee was formed in 1967 to advise City Council on a means of increasing public housing in the city and to develop a rehabilitation program to improve existing housing in the city. The committee appears to have consisted of ten members and included a representative from the Halifax Labour Council, the Nova Scotia Housing Commission, the Housing Authority of Halifax, and the Board of Trade. The committee met on a bi-weekly basis.

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Unless otherwise noted in lower level descriptions, records in this series were transferred from NSARM to HRM in 2004 and accessioned by the archives in 2005. \n\n

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Series consists of records created and/or accumulated or used by three committees responsible for overseeing redevelopment projects in the city of Halifax. These bodies include the Housing Committee, [1957?] - 1958; the Redevelopment Committee, 1958 - [1964]; and the Housing Committee, 1967 - [19--].

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Access to sub-series 102-42C is restricted. See lower level description for details.

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Series 102-34, 102-67 thru 69, and 102-41 also contain records relating to housing development in the city of Halifax.

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Includes: 4 reels of magnetic tapes, 14 photographs, and 4 maps.

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