A new NWT Bureau of Statistics report paints a worrying picture of the state of housing across the NWT.

In 2019, 42.7 per cent (or 6,308) homes across the NWT had at least one housing problem, according to the report. This ranged from 30 per cent in Sachs Harbour, at the bottom end, to 90 per cent in Colville Lake at the top.

A house is considered to have a problem if it has an “affordability, adequacy or suitability issue,” according to a report on the state of the housing stock in the NWT.
This house lost its roof as winds gusted up to 120 km/h in Paulatuk on Jan. 14.
NNSL file photo

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