News Release - Affordable Housing Task Force

June 01, 2020

News Release
Affordable Housing Task Force

June 1, 2020 (Iqaluit, Nunavut)

Today Mayor Bell announces that he is starting a Mayor’s Task Force on affordable housing with founding members Deputy Mayor Brewster, MLA Adam Arreak Lightstone and Laurel McCorriston the Executive Director of Uquutaq Society. The Task Force is seeking interested members from the Government of Canada, CHMC, Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Housing, Iqaluit housing Authority, NTI, QIA and other interested community members in the coming weeks.

Quotes:
“I’m a firm believer that housing is one of Iqaluit’s biggest issues and I ran for Mayor to make change, if we can put a dent in our housing issues we will strengthen our core and be on the right track for a successful future.”
– Mayor Bell

 “I look forward to working with Mayor Bell and the Task Force on Housing to develop and implement meaningful actions to address the housing shortage in Iqaluit, guided by my experience as a homeowner and volunteer work towards housing at risk citizens of Iqaluit, as well as the 2019 Inuit Nunangat Housing Strategy developed by the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee.”
 – Deputy Mayor Brewster

“The city is well placed to deal with the housing issues specific to Iqaluit, to be a force for making lasting change and to bring all the partners to the table, I congratulate the Mayor for taking this on and I’m honoured to be a founding member.”
– Laurel McCorriston

“I would like to thank Mayor Bell for taking the lead and creating the Mayor’s Task Force on Affordable Housing. It is crucial that we bring all key stakeholders in order to collaborate in addressing our housing shortage, and improve the quality of life for Iqalummiut. I look forward to working with each of the task force members to develop innovative strategies to deal with the unique housing needs of Iqaluit.”
– MLA, Adam Arreak Lightstone
 

For additional information, please contact:

Lisa Milosavljevic

Communications and Customer Service Manager

City of Iqaluit

L.Milosavljevic@iqaluit.ca

867-979-3216