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 Engagement Survey, the message was loud and clear that there was a need for single room occupancy units. This project will make 17 new and modern units available to meet that demand.
The construction of this apartment building provided jobs for local contractors and labourers, providing not only housing, but putting food on the table as well.
“We know that affordable housing is a priority for NWT communities and residents, and the GNWT is committed to addressing that priority. This new 17-unit public housing building will meet a clear need residents of Inuvik told us they had and increase the availability of safe, affordable housing in this community.”
– Alfred Moses, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation and Homelessness
- The Government of the Northwest Territories has made a commitment in its mandate to increase the availability of safe, affordable housing and that reflects community values and priorities.
- Local residents were employed to construct this facility, through Cofly Construction Ltd., a northern contractor local to Inuvik.
Strategic Planning, Policy and Communications
Northwest Territories Housing Corporation
Phone: (867) 767-9328 ex. 85023
Fax: (867) 873-9426