Government of Yukon

Yukon Housing Corporation


2017

Governments of Canada and Yukon provide rental assistance for victims of violence
December 8, 2017 – Four Whitehorse organizations will receive rental assistance funding to help victims of family violence gain and maintain affordable housing.

Family reunification project launched
November 28, 2017 – The Government of Yukon is introducing a new three-year pilot project to reunite foster children with their families.

A Housing First building for downtown Whitehorse to be designed this year
November 22, 2017 – The design of a new multi-unit residential building is the first step towards low-barrier housing with services in Whitehorse.

Take action on radon gas during November
November 17, 2017 – November is Radon Action Month. The Government of Yukon and the Yukon Lung Association urge Yukoners to test their homes for radon.

River Bend affordable housing development opens first building
October 27, 2017 – The new housing development will eventually provide 42 safe, adequate, affordable housing units for Yukoners contributing to healthy, vibrant sustainable communities.

Yukon Housing Corporation launches website to assist Yukoners seeking housing
October 20, 2017 – The "Looking for Housing" website is a one-stop-shop for Yukoners looking for housing and housing supports.

Salvation Army Centre of Hope Officially Opens
October 6, 2017 – The Salvation Army Centre of Hope celebrated its official opening today.

Government of Yukon hosting poverty reduction and housing forum
July 10, 2017 – The Government of Yukon is hosting a one-day forum to expand on the connections between poverty and housing.

Carmacks and Watson Lake receive funding to support affordable housing needs
July 5, 2017 – Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation and a Watson Lake landlord benefit from Yukon Housing Corporation's programming.

New affordable housing unit in Dawson City officially opens
May 23, 2017 – A new affordable rental housing unit has opened in Dawson City.

Funding announced for Habitat for Humanity Yukon Project in Whitehorse
April 27, 2017 – This new funding will result in affordable housing construction by Habitat for Humanity Yukon.

New members appointed to the Yukon Housing Corporation Board of Directors
February 21, 2017 – New appointments have been made to the Yukon Housing Corporation Board of Directors.


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.