Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
March 25, 2015

Six-unit affordable rental accommodation development planned for Carmacks

WHITEHORSE—A community housing project in the Village of Carmacks is now in the early stages of development thanks to $1.16 million in funding awarded through a Northern Housing Trust competition.

Site preparation is now underway on the six-unit development, which is owned by the Carmacks Development Corporation (CDC). The construction of new affordable rental homes in the heart of the village is an important part of the Carmacks Official Community Plan.

“I am very pleased to see this development move forward to provide additional affordable housing units for the people of Carmacks,” Minister responsible for the Yukon Housing Corporation Stacey Hassard said. “This project will create employment for local workers and service providers, and will also help them develop new skills in energy-efficient construction.”

This CDC project is a partnership with Ketza Construction and Kobayashi + Zedda Architects with the support of the Village of Carmacks and the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation.

“There is a real shortage of affordable, energy-efficient housing in the community,” CDC chair Stanley Noel said. “We are really proud of the fact that this development combines affordability, energy efficiency and low operating costs.”

Hassard added: “The Yukon government’s support of the Carmacks Official Community Plan has helped make the community a more desirable place to live and invest.”

Learn more: Carmacks Development Corporation or call 867-667-6141

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Doug Caldwell
Communications, Yukon Housing Corp.
867-667-5075
doug.caldwell@gov.yk.ca

Stanley Noel, ICD.D, MBA, HBSW
Chairman, Carmacks Development Corp.
867-334-9432
stanleynoel@me.com


News Release #15-100