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Nunavut and housing: a federal election explainer – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201919 Views

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 for public housing, and half of Nunavut’s population live in overcrowded homes.

While the territorial government allots 13.5 per cent of its operational budget to the Nunavut Housing Corporation, Premier Joe Savikataaq said right now, his government isn’t able to build the 3,000 houses Nunavut needs.

“You have family violence issues, you have school attendance issues, you have mental health issues and all of that is due to this: too many people in one small house,” Savikataaq said.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/housing-nunavut-federal-election-1.5314583

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