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Nunavik’s social housing tenants won’t see rents rise this year – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202030 Views

20 May 2020

Social housing agency has proposed a raise of 1.2 per cent in 2021

Nunavik’s social housing agency says tenants will not see an increase in their rent this year, thanks to a gesture from the province to ease pressure on renters during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau said it has been in ongoing talks with the Quebec government and its social housing agency, the Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ), in an effort to lower the amount by which rent increases each year for social housing tenants.

Although the organizations have not yet come to an agreement on a new scale, the KMHB said the province has agreed to leave rent as is for 2020-21.

“Andrée Laforest [Quebec’s Minister for Municipal Affairs and Housing] heard the message of the Quebeckers,” the KMHB said in a news release on Tuesday, May 19.

“She announced that there will be no rent increase for social housing in the whole province of Québec to give a break to tenants during this crisis.”

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