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Housing bureau pushing for major repairs in Nunavik homes – Nunatsiaq News

Feb 8, 2024

General manager Marco Audet says around 140 homes in 11 Nunavik communities will see upgrades by the end of next year

More of Nunavik’s homes are seeing an increased need for major repairs, according to Statistics Canada.

The government agency recently rolled out its 2021 population profile for the region. It shows 22.1 per cent of households in Nunavik need major repairs, compared to an average of 6.3 per cent across Quebec.

Marco Audet, general manager of the provincially funded non-profit Nunavik Housing Bureau, said his organization plans to renovate 44 homes this year and 140 next year in 11 Nunavik communities.

These projects come on top of the regular maintenance work that’s provided in the communities by the housing bureau.

The communities involved are Aupaluk, Ivujivik, Kangirsuk, Kangiqsualujjuaq, Kangiqsujuaq, Kuujjuaq, Kuujjuaraapik, Puvirnituq, Quaqtaq, Salluit and Tasiujaq.

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