NCC is extremely excited to announce that on August 18, 2022, the Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) and NCC Development Limited (NCCD) have entered into an Agreement in Principle to pursue a strategic partnership in relation to the delivery of much needed transitional, public, affordable and market housing units across the territory.
Nunavut has been facing a housing crisis for a number of years, with high demand for housing and inadequate supply for the various components of the housing continuum. The lack of sufficient housing, as well as the poor condition of the existing housing stock, in the territory has resulted in overcrowding, which in turn results in adverse social and health outcomes. Between 3,500 and 4,000 new housing units are currently needed to address the housing supply deficiency.
A collaborative approach between the Nunavut Housing Corporation, the Government of Nunavut and NCC is necessary to deliver housing to Nunavummiut in an effective and cost-efficient manner.
The strategic partnership outlined in the Agreement in Principle also includes a focus on the development of Inuit workforce capacity by providing Inuit with opportunities for meaningful employment and careers in the construction sector. This will include the implementation of training and development programs throughout the territory.
“Although the rising cost of construction limited this year’s public housing construction plans, progress continues in our efforts to address the housing crisis along all points of the housing continuum.” said Hon. Lorne Kusugak, Minister Responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation. “The agreement in principle demonstrates our collective desire to create more affordable housing options for Nunavummiut across all communities through new and innovative approaches to design, procurement and construction.”
“NCCD welcomes the opportunity for collaborative efforts between the Government of Nunavut and Inuit Organizations” said Mr. Harry Flaherty, Chairperson of NCCD. “The agreement in principle affirms NCCD’s mandate to deliver development opportunities and solutions in alignment with creating employment and capacity building across the three Nunavut Regions.”
Additional details on the Agreement in Principle can be found here: