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

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201916 Views

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 20 per cent in the 2016 federal Census.

The CBC compared the results of the 2019 NWT Housing Survey with the 2016 Census results and found a dramatic change in the number of households with core housing needs — a term used by national housing authorities to determine the number of households that are too expensive for residents or are not suitable in other ways, like overcrowding or in need of major repairs.

In Canada, the number of households with core housing needs was 13 per cent in 2016, according the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/this-is-a-crisis-n-w-t-survey-shows-worsening-housing-conditions-1.5377616

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