Fairfax Homes Gallery
Fairfax Homes is another development under Akoma Holdings Inc. (AHI). AHI is a registered Canadian charity. Fairfax Homes is a new neighbourhood that consists of eight affordable housing units, made possible with funding through the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation under the Rapid Housing Initiative, in agreement with HRM. The Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Department of Community Services also contributed to the development. Fairfax Homes is named after Reverend Dr. Donald E. Fairfax (1919-2010). Rev. Fairfax taught Sunday School at the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children (NSHCC) and was a teacher at the Home’s Bauld School. He would later serve on the NSHCC Board of Directors as the first Black president. As part of the RHI mandate to target vulnerable populations including Black Canadians, the tenants are families from the Black community. The build was managed by Dora Construction who contracted several companies to build the homes namely: OPX, Grade Edge, Limerock Electric, Scotia Mechanical, Scotia Foundations, Bossy Concrete and Fulton’s Painting to name a few. Sheds for each home were constructed at NSCC – Akerley campus, by students in the Housing and Construction Fundamentals course. The names of the new roads leading into the neighbourhood are Dr. Donald Skeir Way who was the second Black President of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children and Paris Lane, named after Sisters Mary and Cherry Paris both served as Matrons of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.