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Pairijait Tigummiaqtikkut looking to build new elder housing in Iqaluit – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202290 Views

Representatives of the elders society said it has secured $250,000

The Pairijait Tigummiaqtikkut elders society is looking to build more housing for elders in Iqaluit.

The society’s lawyer and representative, Anne Crawford, as well as elder Annie Nattaq presented information about a proposed housing project at the Kuugalaak triangle by DJ’s Specialities in the city at a planning and development committee meeting Tuesday.

Crawford said the society has $250,000 to start developing the project and is working with Canada Mortgage and Housing — an organization she called “the equivalent of the Nunavut Housing Corporation but for Canada” — to build these units. It has also secured the parcel of land where the project will be built.

The new housing will be different from elder care facilities designed to provide long-term care, which the society has raised concerns about in the past.

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