GNWT opens four-unit housing complex in Aklavik

Aklavik - Photo courtesy of Spectacular NWT

A new supportive housing complex has opened in Aklavik.

That news came in an announcement from NWT Housing Minister Alfred Moses on Monday.

According to a news release from the NWT Housing Corporation, the building is made up of four furnished bachelor units.

It is not clear from the release whether the units are already occupied. 

The government states that the project was completed as part of the NWTHC’s Northern Pathways to Housing program.

That program aims to house people first and then focus on improving their housing sustainability by addressing the issues that contributed to their homelessness.

Eddie Greendland, chief of the Aklavik Indian band says the program will help vulnerable members of his community.

“We are pleased to create new service pathways and working relationships to address and end homelessness for these residents, Greenland said. “I look forward to seeing the success we will have as we work together to meet the needs of our community members.

The government also states that the opening is a step forward towards meeting the commitments it made to address the cost of living by implementing northern solutions for northern housing.

It says that includes developing approaches to address the high demand for single-person households, including from those who are homeless.










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