A batch of 210 new public housing units has been tentatively divvied up among 12 Nunavut communities.

Peter Taptuna, the minister responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation, announced the allocations Wednesday in the legislative assembly.

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Peter Taptuna, the minister responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation, announced the new housing unit allocations Wednesday in the legislative assembly. (CBC)

Nunavut will receive $100 million in new federal money over the next two years for public housing.

Taptuna announced a preliminary list of where the units will go but said the figures are subject to change.

He said the number of units per community was based on calculations which included wait times and the number of units available.

He said that had they just gone by length of wait list, only the largest communities would have received housing.

New housing unit allocations

Iqaluit: 30 units

Arviat: 30 units

Baker Lake: 30 units

Repulse Bay: 20 units

Kugluktuk: 20 units

Rankin Inlet: 20 units

Clyde River: 20 units

Coral Harbour: 10 units

Taloyoak: 10 units

Cambridge Bay: 10 units

Whale Cove: 5 units

Igloolik: 5 units