12 Nunavut communities to get new housing units
Iqaluit, Arviat and Baker Lake to get 30 units each
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.
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