Public Service Announcement


Reminder to tenants of Building Alteration Policy

Nunavut Housing Corporation would like to remind tenants living in public or staff housing to be aware of the regulations in place before making any alterations to their housing unit, such as installing communications devices.

Approvals to make alterations to a housing unit are required before work begins. Alterations may include installing items such as satellite dishes on balconies, running wires through windows, drilling holes, or building a separate structure on a property.

To obtain approvals, tenants are required to complete and submit the Authorization Form, found at, by mail or email to their Property Management Officer (for staff housing) or the Local Housing Organization (for public housing).

Any changes made to a housing unit without approval may be considered to be non-compliant with their lease agreement. Tenants may be required to cover any costs associated with removing items installed or repairing alterations.

The Building Alterations, Satellite Dishes and Antennas Policy provides further guidance for tenants looking to install and maintain communications devices in their housing unit to ensure it is done safely and responsibly.

To read the policy in full, please visit


Nunavut 3000

Nunavut 3000 will create more housing for Nunavummiut by developing partnerships and investing in innovative construction methods that increase efficiency and decrease costs.

By working with communities, Inuit organizations, housing sector stakeholders, and all Nunavummiut, the Nunavut Housing Corporation is dedicated to realizing the vision of Nunavut 3000 to build healthy communities, support training and local economic development, and expand the housing continuum in Nunavut.