Tuesday, June 29, 2010

TRHA Board & Annual General Meetings

Last week, the Torngat Regional Housing Association (TRHA) held their Annual General Meetings (AGM).

Margie Fox is the Chairperson of TRHA.

She says on June 22nd a Board Meeting was held, followed with the AGM the next day.

The AGM consisted of 3 people from each community in Nunatsiavut.

Fox says a TRHA Board member, staff representative and an AngajukKâk represented each community.

If an AngajukKâk was unable to attend, a representative from the Inuit Community Government took their place.

She says invited guests were Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Patty Pottle and Darryl Shiwak the First Minister of the Nunatsiavut Government (NG).

Unfortunately Minister Pottle didn’t attend, but her assistant Martha Winters Abel went on her behalf.

Fox says Shiwak made a presentation.

In the presentation, it appears the NG will eventually take over and create a Housing Authority.

However no dates or decisions as to how and when this will come into effect were decided.

She says with some of TRHA’s bylaws not necessarily working; the Board set some resolutions in place.

One of those resolutions is the change in annual income qualification.

Now the applications for housing will be based on annual gross income instead of net income.

Fox adds that there will be no changes to the actual ceiling limit.

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