Feds announce new housing money for Yukon

Yukon will get $13.6 million in funding for affordable housing over the next two years, the federal and territorial governments announced Thursday.

Yukon will get $13.6 million in funding for affordable housing over the next two years, the federal and territorial governments announced Thursday.

Ottawa is doubling the funding it provides the Yukon Housing Corporation to $6.6 million over two years. It’s also spending $2.3 million on housing for seniors and shelters and transition houses for victims of family violence, and on renovations to existing social housing stock.

The federal government is also spending another $8 million over two years “to address urgent housing needs” in the territory, a news release said.

The money comes from more than $570 million for social housing projects across the country, announced in the most recent federal budget.

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