Affordable Housing for Women

An initiative of the Elizabeth Fry Society Mainland Nova Scotia

The Holly House is a combination of Elizabeth Fry’s offices and eight (8) single occupancy rooms for women. Holly House offers a shared kitchen, common room, and two (2) bathrooms, plus in-house laundry facilities. The house provides safe, affordable housing for women for up to one year. Holly House is not a half-way house. All women in the community are eligible to submit an application.

Elizabeth Fry’s professional staff will help develop a Personal Transition plan, education and employment exploration, housing search support, community resources referrals, and personal development programming.

What Holly House offers:

  • Self contained fully furnished rooms with microwave and mini fridge
  • Shared living space
  • Internet and cable
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared bathrooms (2)

Rent is based on income. To be eligible for tenancy, we require:

  • A completed application
  • An interview with E. Fry Mainland NS staff
  • Two (2) references
  • A signed lease

Holly House adheres to:

  • A zero tolerance policy for drug or alcohol use
  • A commitment by all tenants to support the spirit of communal living

Interested in Holly House? Contact