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NEWS: Nunavut June 20, 2016 - 3:45 pm

Photo: the human cost of Nunavut’s social housing crisis

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Here’s a painful example that reveals the human cost of Nunavut’s continuing social housing crisis, from Mary-Rose Angoshadluk and Erin-Dawn Pameolik of Rankin Inlet. This five-bedroom house in Rankin Inlet, now completely surrounded by water, is home to an 80-year-old elder and five families, including seven children aged nine months to 12 years and eight other people. “Every single year the house is surrounded by water which has caused mold due to moisture surrounding the house... With 16 people living under one roof and all the water surrounding it causes so much sickness. Now, my question is what is the hamlet going to do about the surroundings? What is housing going to do with the shortage of houses? How long will it take for this to be fixed?” Erin-Dawn Pameolik wrote to Nunatsiaq News. (PHOTO BY MARY-ROSE ANGOSHADLUK)
Here’s a painful example that reveals the human cost of Nunavut’s continuing social housing crisis, from Mary-Rose Angoshadluk and Erin-Dawn Pameolik of Rankin Inlet. This five-bedroom house in Rankin Inlet, now completely surrounded by water, is home to an 80-year-old elder and five families, including seven children aged nine months to 12 years and eight other people. “Every single year the house is surrounded by water which has caused mold due to moisture surrounding the house... With 16 people living under one roof and all the water surrounding it causes so much sickness. Now, my question is what is the hamlet going to do about the surroundings? What is housing going to do with the shortage of houses? How long will it take for this to be fixed?” Erin-Dawn Pameolik wrote to Nunatsiaq News. (PHOTO BY MARY-ROSE ANGOSHADLUK)

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