Mayor of Iqaluit creates affordable housing task force – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 202033 Views

3 June 2020

“The whole system is completely broken and we need to find a way to fix that”

Iqaluit Mayor Kenny Bell has announced a new task force is being created to help address the city’s serious housing shortage.

According to a Nunavut Housing Corp. report from earlier this year, Iqaluit had 434 people on the public housing waitlist in 2019.

Even with the addition of 40 units being built in Nunavut’s capital later this year, the report indicates that 394 people will still be on the waitlist.

“The whole system is completely broken and we need to find a way to fix that,” Bell told Nunatsiaq News.

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