Government of Yukon

Yukon Housing Corporation


2017


2016

Funding announced for new, affordable housing in downtown Dawson
September 9, 2016 – The new development will be a two-storey building that will include six one-bedroom units and two two-bedroom units.

Funding announced for repairs to Kaushee's Place
August 12, 2016 – The Yukon Housing Corporation provides capital maintenance funding for building improvements to enhance safety and comfort.

Social Infrastructure Spending Strengthens Communities and Grows the Yukon Economy
July 14, 2016 – Current federal funding for the Investment in Affordable Housing initiative will be doubled.

Housing Forum to look at achievements, challenges and opportunities
June 15, 2016 – The Housing Forum is a one year check-in point on the action plan.

Modest affordable rental housing projects approved for Whitehorse and Dawson
May 12, 2016 – Yukon Housing Corporation has approved two new housing projects for low income tenants in Dawson and Whitehorse.

Yukon Housing Corporation introduces improved financial lending
April 29, 2016 – New lending programs announced to help Yukoners buy, build and fix their homes.

New staff housing project announced for Ross River
April 18, 2016 – The Government of Yukon will build a new efficient staff housing residence for government employees in the community.

Yukon Housing Corporation and the Yukon Science Institute present Building Science workshop
April 12, 2016 – Workshop to help homeowners better understand how buildings, and their homes, work.

Da Daghay Development Corporation unveils design for River Bend housing development
April 12, 2016 – River Bend will provide affordable housing options for Ta’an Kwäch’än citizens and Yukon Housing Corporation clients.

Yukon government assisting with space planning for Vimy Heritage Housing Society
March 18, 2016 – Government commits $50,000 to plan requirements for proposed supported independent housing facility in Whitehorse.

Front Street Seniors’ Residence officially opened
March 10, 2016 – New residence adds 48 affordable housing units for seniors.

Yukon Housing Corporation seeks proposals to support the Housing Action Plan
January 13, 2016 – Four Requests for Proposals issued to implement action plan priorities.


2015

Whitehorse Affordable Family Housing residence program expanded
November 17, 2015 – The program offers a range of services that support independent living and skills development.

Take Action on Radon campaign begins
November 3, 2015 – Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. Find out how to reduce your exposure to radon at home.

Mayo seniors’ residence officially opened
August 27, 2015 – The new residence will allow seniors to remain in their home and community longer.

Funding programs provide housing options for early applicants
August 19, 2015 – Yukoners are taking advantage of new funding in programs from Yukon Housing to help with their housing needs.

Yukon releases Housing Action Plan
June 19, 2015 – The Yukon government today announced a new Housing Action Plan for Yukon.

New housing funding programs ready to receive applications
June 17, 2015 – Five new housing initiatives created with funds from the Northern Housing Trust (NHT) are ready for applicants.

Yukon Housing Corporation introduces HOPE
May 26, 2015 – The Home Ownership Preparedness and Education Program will be launched June 20 to 21 in Whitehorse.

New housing initiatives in Yukon
April 22, 2015 – Four new housing improvement initiatives have been developed with the remaining funds from the Northern Housing Trust.

Funding allocated for affordable rental housing in Carcross
March 26, 2015 – $235,226 from the Northern Housing Trust will flow to the Carcross/Tagish Management Corporation for the construction of two affordable housing projects.

Six-unit affordable rental accommodation development planned for Carmacks
March 25, 2015 – A $1.16 million community housing project awarded from the Northern Housing Trust competition is in the early stages of development.

Yukon Housing and Yukon Lung Association offering radon mitigation training
March 4, 2015 – The Yukon Lung Association has partnered with the YHC to sponsor a contractor’s workshop on radon mitigation.


2014

Yukon government announces funding contribution to Habitat for Humanity
November 27, 2014 – The Government of Yukon is contributing $300,000 from the Northern Housing Trust to Habitat for Humanity Yukon to continue its good work.

Construction contract awarded for new seniors’ complex
November 20, 2014 – Construction is underway for a state-of-the-art, accessible seniors’ housing complex in Whitehorse

A Guide to Home Heating Oil Tanks is now available
November 3, 2014 – A new publication on the correct installation and maintenance of home heating fuel oil tanks is now available.

Yukon government allocates $3 million to Salvation Army housing project
October 29, 2014 – $3 million from the Northern Housing Trust funding is being allocated towards the Salvation Army project.

Northern Housing Trust projects announced in two rural communities
June 25, 2014 – Two rural communities will benefit from almost $1.5 million in Northern Housing Trust investment.

Government invests in upgrades to seniors’ facilities and social housing
March 20, 2014 – Selected seniors’ and social housing facilities will be upgraded to enhance safety and indoor comfort.

Committees formed to develop a Housing Action Plan for Yukon
March 13, 2014 – Committee membership has been completed for Housing Action Plan.

Yukon Housing Corporation sponsors contractors’ breakfast workshops
March 5, 2014 – Yukon Housing will once again be hosting its popular morning workshops for tradespeople, covering a variety of topics.

The Yukon government promotes carbon monoxide safety
February 28, 2014 – You can smell some things, but you can't smell carbon monoxide - new website explains how to be safer.

Affordable housing RFQ attracts interest from private and non-profit sectors
February 26, 2014 – Nine proponents with projects in four communities advance to RFP phase.


2013

Request for affordable housing proposals attracts interest
December 23, 2013 – Responses include 6 rural community project proposals and 16 from Whitehorse.

Housing Symposium involves key community stakeholders
November 26, 2013 – Symposium will provide direction for the development of a Housing Action Plan for Yukon.

Yukon government donates second Whistle Bend duplex lot to Habitat for Humanity
October 23, 2013 – Home ownership will become a reality for two more low-income families.

Government calls for affordable rental housing solutions
October 23, 2013 – Interested parties have until November 19 to submit their responses to Yukon Housing Corporation.

New partnership will ease staff housing shortage in Dawson
July 9, 2013 – A new partnership will create 10 one-bedroom units for government staff in Dawson City.

Construction contract for new seniors’ complex awarded
July 9, 2013 – Construction of the new Alexander Street seniors’ housing complex has been awarded to Narrow Gauge Construction of Whitehorse by the Highways and Public Works procurement services branch.

Tender call for Alexander Street housing project
May 29, 2013 – The tender call to replace the former Alexander Street seniors’ housing complex has been issued by Highways and Public Works.

Housing corporation seeks interested parties to provide staff housing
April 15, 2013 – An expression of interest issued to identify interested parties in providing staff housing services in Dawson City.

Housing action plan to be developed for Yukon
March 26, 2013 – A new initiative to guide Yukon’s future direction for housing has been announced.

Mayo seniors’ housing complex moving ahead
March 12, 2013 – Planning has commenced for the new Mayo Seniors’ Housing facility

Yukon Housing Corporation to help first-time buyers with down payments
March 5, 2013 – New lending program will help overcome down payment hurdle.

Housing Outside the Box conference planned
February 15, 2013 – Conference will provide insights into innovative solutions for meeting housing needs in Canada’s North.

Innovative affordable housing program continues for another five years
February 7, 2013 – Single-parent complex continues to get successful programs and services.


2012

Yukon government takes steps to enhance safety of oil-fired appliances
October 25, 2012 – Oil-fired appliances will soon be safer in Yukon as government takes action on changes.

National Fire Prevention Week launched in Yukon
October 10, 2012 – Yukon firefighters lauded, homeowners offered advice on safeguarding their families and homes, and carbon monoxide detectors distributed to mark National Fire Prevention Week.

Coordinator position for single parent family complex to continue
September 28, 2012 – Family housing project in Whitehorse will conitue to benefit from coordinator services.

Yukon government releases report on oil-fired appliances
August 29, 2012 – The Oil-Fired Appliances Working Group have released their Action Plan and Recommendations and the Yukon government now seeks input from Yukoners.

Upper Liard flood assistance package announced
August 24, 2012 – Owners of homes damaged by flooding in Upper Liard in June will be offered an assistance package from the Yukon Housing Corporation.

Yukon government pursuing new home ownership program
June 25, 2012 – Proposed program to focus on bridging affordability gap and assist Yukoners to move from rental to home ownership.

Yukon government providing support to people affected by Upper Liard flooding
June 22, 2012 – Officials with various agencies of Yukon government met with 23 residents of Upper Liard on Friday to outline flood relief plans and begin the process of moving forward.

Yukon government announces long-term partnership with Habitat for Humanity
April 18, 2012 – Yukon government works with Habitat for Humanity to provide affordable housing for Yukon families.

Yukon government to form working group on oil-fired appliances
March 21, 2012 – A working group will be established to develop an action plan to enhance the safety of oil-fired heating systems in Yukon.


2011

Tender issued to demolish Korbo Apartment building in Dawson City
August 31, 2011 – YHC to demolish Korbo building.

Contracts awarded to build residences in Carmacks and Ross River
August 5, 2011 – Over $2 million in contracts awarded for construction.

New housing for Pelly Crossing teachers coming soon
August 5, 2011 – New accomodations for Pelly teachers will be available before the start of the new school year.

Yukon Housing Corporation addresses future housing needs in Dawson City
July 21, 2011 – Korbo Apartment building to be demolished.

Yukon Housing Corporation projects on track for federal funding program
June 15, 2011 – Minister announces Yukon Housing Corporation is on the right path for completing projects funded through Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

Yukon Housing Corporation adjusts rentals to help seniors
February 14, 2011 – YHC is tweaking rent assessment for seniors in Yukon Housing.


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