Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
June 19, 2015

Yukon releases Housing Action Plan

WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government has released the Housing Action Plan for Yukon.

“I am pleased to share the results of two years of hard work by the many organizations who gathered together to identify solutions to Yukon’s housing needs,” Premier Darrell Pasloski said. “This made-in-Yukon action plan will guide the territory’s housing priorities for the next decade.”

The Housing Action Plan brought together NGOs, the private sector, First Nations, social agencies and all levels of government to develop innovative solutions to help address Yukon’s needs.

“Thank you to the architects of the Housing Action Plan,” Minister responsible for the Yukon Housing Corporation Stacey Hassard said. “Diverse housing options are a springboard for healthy and stable communities. This plan considers changing demands for housing and how they will be addressed in the future.

Bill Thomas, co-chair of the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition said: "The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition very much appreciates that a Housing Action Plan is in place to develop more and different housing options for Yukoners across the territory. We look forward to getting to work."

The plan identifies a three-stage housing continuum – housing with services, rental housing, and home ownership – all three of which can be vital to Yukoners at different times in their lives.

“I want to acknowledge and thank the many thoughtful and compassionate people who contributed to the creation of the Housing Action Plan,” Yukon Housing Corporation Chair Janet Moodie said. "It is a blueprint for action that will guide the work of the Board and others over the coming decade.”

Learn more: Housing Action Plan for Yukon or call 867-667-5759.

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See backgrounder below.

Contact:

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

Doug Caldwell
Communications, Yukon Housing Corporation
867-667-5759
doug.caldwell@gov.yk.ca

 

Backgrounder:

We would like to acknowledge and thank the many individuals who represented the organizations noted below for their dedication and commitment to create the Housing Action Plan for Yukon.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Anglican Diocese of Yukon
Association of Yukon Communities
Bank of Montreal
Blood Ties Four Directions
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Capstone Mining Corporation
Carcross/Tagish First Nation
Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Whitehorse
Challenge Community Vocational Alternatives
Champagne and Aishihik First Nations
Chief Isaac Development Corporation
City of Dawson
City of Whitehorse
Council of Yukon First Nations
Dawson City Women’s Shelter
Department of Community Services (YG)
Department of Energy, Mines and Resources (YG)
Department of Health and Social Services (YG)
Department of Justice (YG)
Elizabeth Frye Association of Yukon
Faith Based Housing Task Forces
First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society of Yukon
Grey Mountain Housing Society
Habitat for Humanity
Help and Hope for Families Society
Inuksuk Planning and Development
Jill Pollack and Company
Klondike Development Corporation
Kluane First Nation
Kobayashi Zedda Architects
Kwanlin Dün First Nation
Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation
NGC Builders
Northern City Supportive Housing

Northern Vision Development
Old Way of Seeing
Options for Independence
Royal Bank of Canada
Royal Canadian Mounted Police “M” Division
Salvation Army
Scotiabank
Selkirk First Nation
Skookum Jim Friendship Centre
Teslin Tlingit Council
Tom Lee Management Consulting
Town of Watson Lake
Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in
Village of Carmacks
Village of Faro
Village of Haines Junction
Village of Mayo
Village of Teslin
Vimy Heritage Housing Society
Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation
Watson Lake Chamber of Commerce
Watson Lake Economic Revitalization Commission
Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce
Women’s Directorate (YG)
Yukon Agricultural Association
Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition
Yukon Association of Community Living
Yukon Bureau of Statistics
Yukon Chamber of Commerce
Yukon Contractors Association
Yukon Council on Aging
Yukon Council on DisABILITY
Yukon Federation of Labour
Yukon Housing Corporation
Yukon Real Estate Association
Yukon Residential Landlord Association
Yukon Status of Women Council


News Release #15-210