A newly released report tries to put a number on how many Nunavummiut struggle with homelessness, while explaining the complexities of securing a place to live in the territory.

The survey looked at homelessness in four different communities—Pond Inlet, Clyde River, Arviat and Gjoa Haven—estimating that more than 400 people in those communities have either no home or they sleep at multiple homes, sometimes in front porches or shacks.

The report found that between five and 11 per cent of children in those communities identified as housing insecure.