NHB

Under the provisions of the Act respecting the Société d’habitation du Québec, or Quebec housing Corporation (SHQ), the Nunavik Housing Bureau (NHB) was established following a request from the Kativik Regional Government (KRG). It became operational in 2000. The NHB was the first bureau to operate at a regional level.

Supported by a team of over 220 employees, 75% of which are Inuit, we work hard to provide safer and more comfortable housing to our tenants. In early 2021, the housing stock consisted of 3,626 units.

98%

of the Nunavik population are housed to the Nunavik Housing Bureau (NHB).

 

MISSION

The Nunavik Housing Bureau (NHB) provides comfortable, safe and affordable homes adapted to Inuit needs and culture. Through its programs and services, it contributes to the development of vibrant, sustainable and safe communities.

BOARDS OF DIRECTORS

The NHB is governed by a board of directors.

The Board’s role is to ensure that the NHB’s mission be fulfilled to the best of its ability and according to the mandates of the Quebec Housing Corporation (SHQ). Its primary mission is to provide quality social housing for the Nunavik population.

Members’ responsibilities are the following:

  • Develop and disseminate the NHB’s vision on social housing;
  • Ensure good governance at the NHB;
  • Participate in the NHB’s long-term vision;
  • Develop links with the community.

The Board of directors is composed of 7 members, each serving a 3-year term, as follows:

  • 3 are appointed by the Kativik Regional Government;
  • 2 are elected among NHB tenants; and
  • 2 others are appointed by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy.

Current Board of Directors

NomFonctionReprésentant
SAMMY DUNCAN President/Chair Socio-economic (MAMOT)
CLAUDE GADBOIS Vice-president/Vice-chair KRG
RICHARD JONES Secretary-treasurer Socio-economic - MAMOT
CAROLINE TULUGAK Member NHB tenant
RHODA COOKIE Member KRG
JANICE KASUDLUAK Member KRG
CHRISTINA SNOWBALL Member NHB tenant

 

ORGANIZATION

In process...

 

LOCAL HOUSING COMMITTEE

The local housing committee is mandated to review applications and make recommendations to the NHB’s Client Services to determine future tenants and relocate actual tenants. The committee may also make recommendations to improve the social housing situation in the community.

The committee holds meetings every month and when special situations arise, with a minimum of 8 meetings held annually.

The election of five members takes place every 3 years in the fall, after the municipal elections. Tenants are asked to elect 3 members and the Northern Village can also identify two council members who will sit on the local housing committee. If the Northern Village chooses not to appoint representatives, two other members are elected from among the tenants.