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Northern housing ministers join forces to face crisis – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202075 Views

Feb 24, 2020

Meanwhile, Nunavut MLAs team up to question cabinet on all housing angles

Housing ministers from all three territories are brainstorming ways to lobby the federal government for more support in the North.

The trio have a meeting next month to talk about issues that aggravate the northern housing crisis, like aging infrastructure, lack of housing markets, short construction seasons, limited access to contractors for maintenance, and low home ownership.

Patterk Netser, the minister responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation, and his counterpart in the Northwest Territories Paulie Chinna have already met with the federal minister responsible for the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Ahmed Hussen.

“Both of our territories are in the grips of a severe housing crisis. We’re both desperate for major federal investment to build thousands of critically needed social housing units,” Nester said in a ministers statement on Friday. “We both need greater support for home ownership programs to get our people into their own homes.”

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