Ottawa Allocated $30M for High Arctic Housing Project


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The federal government and Qikiqtani Inuit Association will jointly provide nearly $30 million for the High Arctic housing project. Overall, there will be 21 rental units built in the Qikiqtani region.

Everyone deserves an affordable and safe place to call home, the federal Northern Affairs Minister said in a media release about the funding.

The federal government will provide $17.9 million as part of its rapid housing initiative, while the Qikiqtani Inuit Association will contribute $11.9 million.

There will be 10 housing projects across five communities in the High Arctic portion of the Qikiqtani region, namely Grise Fiord, Resolute Bay, Clyde River, Arctic Bay and Pond Inlet.

These projects will help meet the housing needs of people in Nunavut, as too many Nunavummiut currently live in crowded or substandard living conditions.

Source: Nunatsiaq News