Kimmirut resident says community in dire need of emergency shelter – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2019137 Views

Feb 7, 2019

“I know someone is going to die soon outside here”

A woman living in Kimmirut is calling for the creation of a homeless shelter in the Qikiqtani community of about 400 people.

The woman asked Nunatsiaq News to refer to her as Sara in this article, fearing backlash from the community for asking for help.

Sara has no home currently and couch surfs when she can, but on most nights that is not possible.

With ongoing overcrowding in the community, she and others who cannot afford Nunavut rents, or cannot get public housing immediately, have been left with few options in a community that has no emergency shelter.

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