Housing Accelerator Fund

The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield remains committed to its Strategic Priority of Smart Growth.


Town of Grand Bay-Westfield receives Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF) funding. Grand Bay-Westfield will receive over $1 million to support its HAF Action Plan which commits to five local initiatives to help meet its diverse housing needs like promoting increased density, providing incentives for affordable housing, repurposing town-owned land for housing development, and reviewing infrastructure planning to meet future demand.

News / Updates

June 14, 2024 – Town of Grand Bay-Westfield approves first Housing Accelerator Fund application via its Residential Development Incentive Program. Development of a commercial property which will also include apartments, is underway in the 200-block of River Valley Drive. For details, visit HERE.  

March 22, 2024 – To view the News Release regarding Grand Bay-Westfield receiving HAF funding from the Federal Government titled Helping build more homes, faster in Grand Bay-Westfield, Harvey and Sussex visit HERE.

Residential Development Incentive Program 

The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield’s development incentive program focuses on encouraging developers to build in the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield, to increase the housing inventory in Grand Bay-Westfield that addresses a shortage of missing middle-housing and senior housing. In turn, this will strengthen the community’s profile through the attraction of new residents and businesses. Property owners seeking to develop housing supported through the program are eligible to apply for participation.

To apply for the Residential Development Grant, visit HERE.


To view the Town’s Housing Accelerator Fund Action Plan, visit HERE.

To view a Housing Accelerator Fund presentation by John Enns-Wind, Chief Administrative Officer, at a Council Meeting of March 25, 2024 visit HERE (PDF) and HERE (YouTube) (11:00 minute mark of the Council Meeting).

To view Town By-law PD-012: By-law Respecting Development Incentives (including Schedules A and B), visit HERE

To view a presentation for the 2024 Canadian Home Builders’ Association Conference, visit HERE.


For any questions regarding the Housing Accelerator Fund or Residential Development Incentive Program, please contact:

David Taylor
Development Officer
Town of Grand Bay-Westfield
(506) 738-6400