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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, 201996 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, 2019101 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, 2019120 Views

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Transfer of Six Renovated Houses to the Kátł’odeeche First Nation

Alfred Moses, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and for Addressing Homelessness, today announced the transfer of ownership of six houses to the Kátł’odeeche First Nation (KFN). These houses are newly renovated units that had been part of the NWTHC housing portfolio. The Kátł’odeeche First Nation expressed an interest in obtaining the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2019178 Views

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Government of Canada announces funding to address homelessness in the Northwest Territories

From: Employment and Social Development Canada News release August 29, 2019 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Employment and Social Development Canada Homelessness has an economic and social impact on communities and individual Canadians across the country. The Government of Canada is taking action to help those in need and make a real impact to reduce homelessness across […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 2019121 Views

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Indigenous Homelessness funding stream

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Reaching Home’s Indigenous Homelessness stream provides funding to organizations that provide supports to meet the unique needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The intent is that the funding be provided to Indigenous organizations located in urban centres. The program […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2019124 Views

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Cambridge Bay considers using tiny homes to address housing crunch – Nunatsiaq News

13 August, 2019 “The overcrowding situation is pretty dire in the North” The municipality of Cambridge Bay is exploring the possibility of building tiny homes to help ease its housing shortage. The rationale behind the pilot project is twofold. It could encourage young people to stay and work in their home community by offering an […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 2019118 Views

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Housing researchers urge YK’s developers to think communally – Cabin Radio

Did you find a poster about affordable housing in your mail this week? It’s from researchers urging Yellowknife to begin thinking differently about how the city provides housing. The cost of both owning and renting in Yellowknife has long frustrated residents. Julia Christensen and Lisa Freeman began their study by asking people who work in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 2019138 Views

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GNWT meeting demand for singles housing in Inuvik

Alfred Moses, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and for Addressing Homelessness, announced today the opening of a new 17 unit public housing building that will meet the need of residents looking for single occupancy rooms in Inuvik. This new building was designed to replace the venerable Sydney Apartments. During the Housing […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 2019125 Views

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NWT Housing Corporation opens Fort McPherson seniors’ nineplex

Alfred Moses, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and for Addressing Homelessness, announced today that Fort McPherson seniors have new supports for remaining in their community as they age, with the opening of a new seniors’ supported independent living nineplex in the community. This new building was designed in collaboration with the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 2019116 Views

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