Feds address housing issue

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Residents in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, in Northern Quebec, are desperate for housing. In an effort to alleviate some of the social housing issues in the area, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, announced $50-million in funding that will mean an additional 144 units will be build, for a total of 214 houses in nine communities, in the near future.

The lack of social housing is common across all four Inuit regions in Canada, with a shortage of approximately 1,000 units.

Makivik is working diligently with its regional partners — the Kativik Regional Government (KRG), the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau (KMHB), and Government of Quebec political leaders and departments — to continually address the housing crisis in Nunavik.