Overcrowded social housing units add to family burdens in Nunavut – CBC

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Overcrowded social housing units add to family burdens in Nunavut – CBC

by pmnationtalk on October 1, 2015347 Views

‘If someone can hear us … we’re very crowded,’ says Igloolik resident Sidonie Ungalaq

After her daughter-in-law was murdered, Celina Irngaut took in her grandchildren, adding to an already overcrowded house.

“I kept the children for a year until my son could get on his feet again. But by then, I was too exhausted and ended up at the health centre.”

Today, Irngaut’s two-bedroom home in Igloolik sleeps eight, including her three daughters who share a room with children of their own.

“It’s very difficult with all these adult children, living in the same room, having different hours to wake up. One doesn’t go to work, the other does. And one goes to school,” she said.

“I’m just exhausted having to make peace between my adult children.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/overcrowded-social-housing-units-add-to-family-burdens-in-nunavut-1.3251296

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