Housing

A Housing First project on Fifth Avenue and Wood Street in Whitehorse on Nov. 5, 2019. The John Howard Society and Council of Yukon First Nations will take over on April 6. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Housing First takeover won’t result in program, staffing changes

The John Howard Society says they aren’t looking to fix what isn’t broken

 

Housing construction continues in the Whistle Bend subdivision in Whitehorse on Oct. 29, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon Bureau of Statistics reports rising rents for Yukoners, falling revenues for businesses

The bureau has published several reports on the rental market and businesses affected by COVID-19

 

On Nov. 4 the Yukon government announced a partnership with the federal government that will see hundreds of low-income and moderate-income families receiving subsidies for the next seven years through the Canada-Yukon Housing Benefit. (Yukon News file)

New housing subsidy will offer rent relief to households making less than six figures

The Canada-Yukon Housing Benefit will provide between $200 and $800 a month for eligible applicants

 

Housing construction continues in the Whistle Bend subdivision in Whitehorse on Oct. 29. Affordability challenges is being described as being among the most pressing issues facing housing markets throughout the north in a report released Oct. 29 by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Home, rent prices increasing in Whitehorse, northern housing report says

Affordability continues to be a major challenge, report says

Housing construction continues in the Whistle Bend subdivision in Whitehorse on Oct. 29. Affordability challenges is being described as being among the most pressing issues facing housing markets throughout the north in a report released Oct. 29 by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Two doctors in Watson Lake say they are at risk of losing their housing due to a Yukon Housing Corporation policy that only allows one pet per family. (Wikimedia Commons)

Healthcare workers in Watson Lake say housing pet policy could force them to leave

The Yukon Housing Corporation has threatened evictions for having more than one pet

Two doctors in Watson Lake say they are at risk of losing their housing due to a Yukon Housing Corporation policy that only allows one pet per family. (Wikimedia Commons)
During Whitehorse city council’s Oct. 19 meeting, planning manager Mélodie Simard brought forward a recommendation that a proposed Official Community Plan amendment move forward that would designate a 56.3 hectare piece of land in Whistle Bend, currently designated as green space, as urban residential use. (Courtesy City of Whitehorse)

More development in Whistle Bend contemplated

OCP change would be the first of several steps to develop future area

During Whitehorse city council’s Oct. 19 meeting, planning manager Mélodie Simard brought forward a recommendation that a proposed Official Community Plan amendment move forward that would designate a 56.3 hectare piece of land in Whistle Bend, currently designated as green space, as urban residential use. (Courtesy City of Whitehorse)

Council turns down zoning amendment

Property owners will not be permitted to add a suite to their RR-zoned home

Rezoning could soon move forward

Allowing suite in RR zone would not substantially change area, council hears

Housing project announced for Lower Post

Project represents an opportunity for families to return to community, chief says

Developer outlines plans for downtown suite

Rezoning would alter setback requirements

Contract awarded for mixed-income housing project

The Yukon government has awarded a $16.8-million contract to build the mixed-income…

Move-in starts for Yukon’s Housing First building

The first two residents moved in in mid-February

Zoning approved for seniors housing development

Roddick lone councillor to vote against third reading

Whitehorse council holds off on new housing incentive policy

The plan will come back to chambers Feb. 10

Yukon government’s Housing First project sits empty

Residents had originally been scheduled to move in in November

YG to open Housing First project in downtown Whitehorse next week

The Official Opposition says it’s been mired by delays, budgetary problems

Whitehorse council wants more involvement in Yukon Housing plans

Planning is underway for a housing project downtown but council hasn’t seen any of the details

Plans for Mah’s Point Two are back on

Provided they get more sales than last time, Mah’s Point Two expected to be finished in 2021