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‘It’s hard sometimes’: Housing North of 60 and the problems of overcrowding – APTN News

January 13, 2020 Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal will be in the Northwest Territories this week for his first visit since being sworn in. Leaders in the north are expected to push housing issues when they sit down with the minister. Housing is one of the biggest issues in the north – and a problem […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202014 Views

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New housing maintenance line opens in Cambridge Bay – Nunatsiaq News

10 January 2020 Housing association now has a dedicated line for evening and weekend calls Tenants in Cambridge Bay should see quicker responses to maintenance calls, now that their housing association has a new direct line to its after-hours on-call worker. As of Jan. 7, the on-call technician with the Cambridge Bay Housing Association will […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202018 Views

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N.W.T. Housing Corp. increases spending in 2018-19, but mostly on market housing – CBC

N.W.T. Housing Corporation built eight new market houses this fiscal year Jan 07, 2020 The N.W.T. Housing Corporation spent $4.2 million more in 2018-2019 than in the previous fiscal year, but more than half of that went to programs for private homeowners, its annual report shows. Expenditures on maintenance for public housing, meanwhile, dropped by […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 202017 Views

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Dene Nation says it’s going after direct funding for housing – Cabin Radio

December 5, 2019 The Dene Nation this week entered the Northwest Territories housing crisis, using a motion at an Assembly of First Nations gathering to signify its intent to take direct action. Dene National Chief Norman Yakeleya said in a statement his organization had “a new blueprint to obtain funding” from the federal government and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201960 Views

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This is a crisis’: N.W.T. survey shows worsening housing conditions – CBC

The 2019 NWT Community Survey says 42 per cent of all households have at least one major problem Nov 29, 2019 Housing in every community throughout the Northwest Territories is getting worse. The 2019 NWT Housing Survey says 42 per cent of all houses in the territory have at least one major problem, up from […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201934 Views

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YT Government: Changes to the third Housing Initiatives Fund intake

The third intake of the Housing Initiatives Fund launched on November 1, 2019 to support the construction of affordable housing for Yukoners across the territory. This call for projects includes three streams: one for shovel ready projects in Whitehorse, one for shovel ready projects in communities and one for project concepts. First Nations governments, First […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201944 Views

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Nunavut’s public housing program draws MLA ire – Nunatsiaq News

24 October, 2019 Concerns over high rents and poor conditions brought to the legislative assembly The Nunavut Housing Corp.’s rent scale, which determines how much tenants pay, based on their income, should be reconsidered, says Cathy Towtongie. The MLA for Rankin Inlet North–Chesterfield Inlet made the demand in the legislature on Monday, Oct. 21, while […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 201935 Views

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UN report highlights ‘abhorrent’ housing conditions for Indigenous people – Campbell River Mirror

Rapporteur says some Indigenous people in Canada’s North sleep in shifts due to housing shortages Oct. 21, 2019 A United Nations report is highlighting the role “abhorrent” housing conditions play in the poverty and exploitation that Indigenous people face in Canada and around the world. The report, presented to the UN General Assembly on Friday, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201932 Views

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Nunavut and housing: a federal election explainer – CBC

Around 5,000 people are waiting for public housing, half of Nunavut’s population live in overcrowded homes Oct 11, 2019 Housing is high on the platform lists of all of Nunavut’s federal election candidates, but officials say they have yet to see a plan that will curb a territory-wide housing crisis. Around 5,000 people are waiting […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201939 Views

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Nunavut’s first transitional housing set to open in Iqaluit – Nunatsiaq News

“It’s really the first indication they have that things are changing” 1 October, 2019 Nunavut’s first transitional housing project, run by the Uquutaq Society, is set to open in Iqaluit early next year. Uquutaq’s application for the $6.5-million project was recently approved by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation under the National Housing Strategy’s Co-Investment […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201951 Views

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