Last Monday, the Nain local housing committee held a meeting for the screening process of housing applications.
Margret Fox is the Chairperson of the Torngat Regional Housing Association (TRHA).
She says all 5 of the committee members were there:
- Duane Dicker – Co-chair
- Jerry Hapgood – Secretary
- Beni Andersen – Member
- Jake Larkin – Member
- Rod Pilgrim – Member
Fox says they’ve broken down the current list to verify all income levels.
And says when making final selections, this is the most difficult part of the process.
A lot of applicants don’t understand what the selection committee is looking for.
Then the stressful part is to decide if applicants qualify or not.
Fox says they will be meeting again within the next couple of days, to make the final selections.
They will also start reviewing applicants who have applied for home repairs.
Of the regular TRHA budget, 5 new units and 2 apartments are to be built.
3 more will be turned back to TRHA.
Fox adds she’ll get back to us about the final $1,000,000 TRHA is to receive from the Nunatsiavut Government.