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Survey says Nunavik needs 813 more housing units –

With more Nunavimmiut living alone, housing bureau says it will look at redistribution of tenants

December 06, 2017

Nunavik’s latest housing survey results reveal the region is in need of 813 additional units to accommodate its growing population.

That’s down slightly from the region’s last survey in 2015, which pegged the housing shortage at 1,030 units.

The Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau, which manages the region’s social housing stock, surveyed 3,061 households earlier this year. The organization found that certain homes are overcrowded, while others have empty bedrooms.

For that reason, the housing bureau said it will look at the possibility, and impacts, of relocating certain households to more appropriately-sized units, the organization told Kativik Regional Government councillors meeting in Kuujjuaq last week.

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