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FOR RELEASE
August 12, 2016

Funding announced for repairs to Kaushee's Place

Joint news release

WHITEHORSE—Kaushee’s Place Transition Home is receiving $160,000 towards capital improvements. Support for the funding was provided by the Yukon Housing Corporation and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) under the Social Infrastructure Fund Agreement.

“Kaushee’s Place provides a very valuable service for Yukon women and children seeking safety and peace of mind,” Minister responsible for the Yukon Housing Corporation Stacey Hassard said. “The funding supplement we are providing today will ensure the quality and longevity of shelter facilities.”

Member of Parliament for Yukon Larry Bagnell said, on behalf of Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Jean-Yves Duclos: “Our Government recognizes the ongoing need to provide women and children a safe place during crisis situations. By investing in Kaushee’s Place, we are also following through on our commitment to offer safe and affordable housing for all Canadians.”

The improvements will increase the energy efficiency of the building and extend the life of the structure.

“We are grateful for the funding and support to maintain the integrity and legacy of our building,” Yukon Women’s Transition Home executive director Barbara McInerney said.

Yukon Women’s Transition Home Society is a registered not-for-profit with charitable status. It operates Kaushee’s Place, a 15-bed emergency shelter for women and their children who have experienced violence. Kaushee’s Place also contains five apartment units for longer-term second-stage housing, in addition to operating Betty’s Haven.

CMHC has been helping Canadians meet their housing needs for more than 70 years. As Canada’s authority on housing, we contribute to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provide support for Canadians in housing need, and offer unbiased housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of our operations.

The Yukon Housing Corporation was established in 1972 under the Housing Corporation Act. Yukon Housing Corporation has a broad mandate to address the housing needs of Yukoners, and develops and administers a variety of programs and services that supports this mandate, including loans, grants, building science research, education programs, staff housing, and social housing.

Canadians are invited to help shape the National Housing Strategy by joining the conversation on www.LetsTalkHousing.ca. Your ideas will help shape the future of housing in Canada.

Learn more: 

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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation or call 1-800-668-2642

Yukon Housing Corporation

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 Contact:

Michael Edwards
Cabinet Communications, Office of the Premier
Government of Yukon
867-633-7910
michael.edwards@gov.yk.ca

Tim Sellars
Communications, Yukon Housing Corporation
Government of Yukon
867-456-6802
tim.sellars@gov.yk.ca

Young Ong
Public Affairs, CMHC
Government of Canada
403-515-2962
yong@cmhc.ca  


News release #16-287