Survey reveals just how hidden homelessness can be in Nunavut – Nunatsiaq News

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Survey reveals just how hidden homelessness can be in Nunavut – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 202029 Views

“It definitely gives us a sense of the impact on that part of the population”

A newly released report tries to put a number on how many Nunavummiut struggle with homelessness, while explaining the complexities of securing a place to live in the territory.

The Nunavut Hidden Homelessness Survey was conducted by the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Family Services in 2018. The results were tabled in the legislative assembly last month.

The survey looked at homelessness in four different communities—Pond Inlet, Clyde River, Arviat and Gjoa Haven—estimating that more than 400 people in those communities have either no home or they sleep at multiple homes, sometimes in front porches or shacks.

The report found that between five and 11 per cent of children in those communities identified as housing insecure.

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