City of Iqaluit support to help Uquutaq get federal money for housing, shelter – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 2023102 Views

Feb 15, 2023

City’s support comes with commitment to fast-track permits

A non-profit society that operates transitional housing and shelters in Iqaluit will receive a letter of support from the city for its application to get federal money for two new housing projects.

Uquutaq Society is applying to the Rapid Housing Initiative for money to construct a 24-room transitional housing building where Building 803 is currently located, and a low-barrier shelter on the site of the old country food store.

Low-barrier shelters and programming allow people to access services if they are inebriated.

The society’s treasurer, Kathleen Gomes, presented a letter to council Tuesday in a bid to receive its support.

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