affordable housing

Ranj Pillai, minister of economic development, during a press conference about COVID-19 in Whitehorse on April 1, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

New subsidized affordable housing projects announced across the territory

The government says the new projects will create 102 new units

 

Kate from Safe at Home is part of the 100 Homes Campaign which supports landlords and tenants to offer long-term solutions to the housing crunch in Whitehorse.

Landlord-tenant matchmakers fight the Whitehorse housing crunch

Campaign encourages landlords to house vulnerable people, with guaranteed rent and other supports

  • Mar 22, 2021

 

The territory’s minister responsible for the Yukon Housing Corporation Pauline Frost speaks to media in Whitehorse on Sept.24, 2020. Frost was one of the dignitaries to announce funding from the National Housing Co-Investment Fund, which includes a $40 million “northern carve-out” for the Yukon. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Funding could result in 79 new affordable housing units

Yukon Housing will administer $20 million from feds

 

A Housing First building on Fifth Avenue and Wood Street will be taken over by the Council of Yukon First Nations and John Howard Society later this month. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

CYFN, John Howard Society take over downtown Housing First residence

The organizations have pledged culturally appropriate service for its many Indigenous residents

A Housing First building on Fifth Avenue and Wood Street will be taken over by the Council of Yukon First Nations and John Howard Society later this month. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A rendering of the Normandy Manor seniors housing facility. (Photo courtesy KBC Developments)

Work on seniors housing project moves forward

Funding announced for Normandy Manor

A rendering of the Normandy Manor seniors housing facility. (Photo courtesy KBC Developments)
The now empty lot at 410 Cook Street in Whitehorse on Jan. 19. As developers move forward with plans for a housing development that would feature 16 micro-units, they are asking city council for a zoning change that would reduce the number of required parking spaces. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Developer asks for zoning change

Would reduce the number of required parking spaces

The now empty lot at 410 Cook Street in Whitehorse on Jan. 19. As developers move forward with plans for a housing development that would feature 16 micro-units, they are asking city council for a zoning change that would reduce the number of required parking spaces. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Kate Mechan speaks during a conference in Whitehorse on June 26, 2018. Mechan, executive director of Safe at Home, said it’s her hope the program will see more vulnerable people in the community housed than previously. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

100 Homes project launches

Will work with landlords, potential tenants

Kate Mechan speaks during a conference in Whitehorse on June 26, 2018. Mechan, executive director of Safe at Home, said it’s her hope the program will see more vulnerable people in the community housed than previously. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Northern housing ministers meet with federal government

Yukon calls for more input on funding

Twenty-two people vie to buy two Arkell properties

The lucky winners two now have until May 5 to purchase lots

YG announces money for 12 affordable housing projects

Successful applicants include Energy North and Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

Federal and Yukon governments earmark $60 million over 10 years for housing

Yukon MP Larry Bagnell, Health and Social Services Minister Pauline Frost made announcement March 14

Yukon government calls on developers to submit plans for affordable housing

Projects with a minimum of four units are wanted in Whitehorse, two in communities

New tiny homes in Whitehorse are ready to go

The ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Steve Cardiff Community happened on Friday

Commentary: Lack of affordable housing in the Yukon is not about funds, but how we spend them

Why are we not building apartment complexes to serve the lower and lower-middle income bracket?

  • Nov 8, 2018

Whitehorse affordable housing project gets $1M grant from city

‘I wouldn’t be where I am today without Challenge’

Yukon’s housing-first project set to go over its original budget estimate

The lowest bid came in at $3.9 million. The government originally estimated $2.7 million

Whitehorse affordable housing project seeks $1M grant from city

Cornerstone Building doesn’t qualify for city’s development incentive

Yukon government launches new housing fund

Groups can apply for up to $500,000 for affordable rentals, supportive or transitional housing