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Northern housing ministers join forces to face crisis – CBC

Feb 24, 2020 Meanwhile, Nunavut MLAs team up to question cabinet on all housing angles Housing ministers from all three territories are brainstorming ways to lobby the federal government for more support in the North. The trio have a meeting next month to talk about issues that aggravate the northern housing crisis, like aging infrastructure, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202096 Views

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YT Government: New affordable housing underway through Housing Initiatives Fund

The third call for projects for the annual $3.6 million Housing Initiatives Fund recently supported 12 more shovel-ready projects across Yukon. Over the last three years, the fund has supported projects that will result in more than 350 new housing units in the territory. In Whitehorse, Ramza Developments Limited completed an 18-unit building in June […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 202062 Views

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Eliza Building in Dawson expands territory’s affordable housing

Published 28/01/2020 Dawson City’s new Eliza Building is expanding affordable housing options in the territory. The Chief Isaac Group of Companies recently completed a 14-unit structure in Dawson City, named the Eliza Building. This project was built with support from the Government of Yukon and the Government of Canada through the Canada Mortgage and Housing […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202084 Views

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‘It’s hard sometimes’: Housing North of 60 and the problems of overcrowding – APTN News

January 13, 2020 Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal will be in the Northwest Territories this week for his first visit since being sworn in. Leaders in the north are expected to push housing issues when they sit down with the minister. Housing is one of the biggest issues in the north – and a problem […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202099 Views

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New housing maintenance line opens in Cambridge Bay – Nunatsiaq News

10 January 2020 Housing association now has a dedicated line for evening and weekend calls Tenants in Cambridge Bay should see quicker responses to maintenance calls, now that their housing association has a new direct line to its after-hours on-call worker. As of Jan. 7, the on-call technician with the Cambridge Bay Housing Association will […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202089 Views

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N.W.T. Housing Corp. increases spending in 2018-19, but mostly on market housing – CBC

N.W.T. Housing Corporation built eight new market houses this fiscal year Jan 07, 2020 The N.W.T. Housing Corporation spent $4.2 million more in 2018-2019 than in the previous fiscal year, but more than half of that went to programs for private homeowners, its annual report shows. Expenditures on maintenance for public housing, meanwhile, dropped by […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 202089 Views

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Dene Nation says it’s going after direct funding for housing – Cabin Radio

December 5, 2019 The Dene Nation this week entered the Northwest Territories housing crisis, using a motion at an Assembly of First Nations gathering to signify its intent to take direct action. Dene National Chief Norman Yakeleya said in a statement his organization had “a new blueprint to obtain funding” from the federal government and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2019128 Views

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This is a crisis’: N.W.T. survey shows worsening housing conditions – CBC

The 2019 NWT Community Survey says 42 per cent of all households have at least one major problem Nov 29, 2019 Housing in every community throughout the Northwest Territories is getting worse. The 2019 NWT Housing Survey says 42 per cent of all houses in the territory have at least one major problem, up from […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 2019106 Views

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YT Government: Changes to the third Housing Initiatives Fund intake

The third intake of the Housing Initiatives Fund launched on November 1, 2019 to support the construction of affordable housing for Yukoners across the territory. This call for projects includes three streams: one for shovel ready projects in Whitehorse, one for shovel ready projects in communities and one for project concepts. First Nations governments, First […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 2019116 Views

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Nunavut’s public housing program draws MLA ire – Nunatsiaq News

24 October, 2019 Concerns over high rents and poor conditions brought to the legislative assembly The Nunavut Housing Corp.’s rent scale, which determines how much tenants pay, based on their income, should be reconsidered, says Cathy Towtongie. The MLA for Rankin Inlet North–Chesterfield Inlet made the demand in the legislature on Monday, Oct. 21, while […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2019103 Views

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