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April 28, 2023

Nunavut Housing Corporation and NCC Development Limited sign design-build contracts for 150 new public housing units to start construction in Fall 2023

by ahnationtalk on April 28, 2023 NationTalk: Iqaluit, Nunavut – Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) and NCC Development Limited (NCCD) are pleased to announce the signing of design-build contracts for the construction of 150 new public housing units across eight (8) Nunavut communities. Construction will commence in Fall 2023. The design-build contracts are part of the 2023-24 Public Housing...

April 3, 2023

North will see part of latest $4B Indigenous housing strategy, says federal minister

Funding will be ‘enough to continue the progress that we’ve made,’ says Dan Vandal CBC News: The North will receive a specific amount of the government’s multi-billion dollar strategy aimed at addressing Indigenous housing needs off-reserve, according to Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal. Vandal is in Iqaluit this week to highlight the federal budget, which included...

April 3, 2019

2019 Inuit Nunangat Housing Strategy

Housing in Inuit Nunangat is characterized by high costs of construction, operation and maintenance and limited options. Due to limited resources, federal and provincial/ territorial housing policies have not sufficiently focused on addressing all options along the housing continuum and the need for culturally appropriate housing built of high- quality materials suited to the harsh...

March 1, 2017

We Can do Better: Housing in Inuit Nunangat 2017

The lack of suitable and affordable housing is a major concern in Canada’s northernmost locales, leading to serious health and safety concerns like tuberculosis, mental health problems, and respiratory infections. The Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples’ report makes 13 recommendations to address these issues. The study, which began in February 2016, paints a picture of...

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