Entire apartment building evicted as fixed-term leases erode stock of affordable units in Nova Scotia

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Keely Corrigan happily paid $754 a month for the last five years to rent a modest apartment in the north end of Dartmouth, N.S., but that’s a price range that’s rapidly disappearing.

Corrigan was the last tenant to leave the nine-unit building in mid-February after renters were told months earlier that their fixed-term leases would not be renewed by the building’s new owners and they would have to find somewhere else to live. Renovations started on the building as Corrigan moved out. 

“I was so worried and stressed because we are in a housing crisis,” she said in a recent interview. “I don’t make tons of money. So I just thought, ‘If this

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