Nunavut’s first transitional housing set to open in Iqaluit – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2019197 Views

“It’s really the first indication they have that things are changing”

1 October, 2019

Nunavut’s first transitional housing project, run by the Uquutaq Society, is set to open in Iqaluit early next year.

Uquutaq’s application for the $6.5-million project was recently approved by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation under the National Housing Strategy’s Co-Investment Fund.

“This approval represents the next chapter for Uquutaq Society, and is the primary source of the funding for the much-needed expansion of our services,” Uquutaq said in a news release.

With the application approved, Uquutaq will purchase buildings 1077 and 1079. One of those buildings will house 60 men, said Laurel McCorriston, the Uquutaq Society’s executive director, while the other building will be used as office and programming space for the society.

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