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November is Radon Action Month  

You can see or smell radon gas, but it is the second leading cause of lung cancer and can be found in all Yukon communities. Free Radon Test Kits, provided by the Yukon Lung Association, will be available in rural communities starting November 14.

November 8th, 2017  


 

Contractors' Breakfast in Dawson

Contractors, builders and housing industry stakeholders are invited to join the Yukon Housing Corporation in Dawson on November 10 for breakfast and presentations on national building code standards, energy efficient housing, ventilation, preventing mold and moisture problems, and Good Energy incentives.
Sign up by calling 867-456-6778!

 

October 31st 2017


River Bend affordable housing development opens first building

The Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, Da Daghay Development Corporation, along with the Governments of Canada and Yukon, and the City of Whitehorse, are pleased to announce the opening of the River Bend development in Whistle Bend today. The first of three buildings, providing 14 housing units to Yukoners, will open on November 1.

October 27th, 2017 

 


Safe at Home plan released as partners prepare to address next steps

Safe at Home plan has been released by the partners who authored the report. Developed as a result of the 2015 Vulnerable Persons Initiative, the plan targets improved housing options and service coordination for low income and vulnerable Yukoners. It focuses on a Housing First concept, which recognizes safe and secure housing as the first step to improving an individual’s life.

October 25th, 2017 


Salvation Army Centre of Hope officially opens

Located at the corner of 4th Avenue and Alexander Street in Whitehorse, the new centre will have 25 emergency shelter beds and 20 transitional housing apartments. The centre will also offer community meals and drop-in programs.

October 6th, 2017


Newly Released CMHC Final Report

CMHC has recently released the Final Report on a Survey of HRV/ERV Performance Issues in Canada's Near North and Far North. This document confirms the importance of ventilation and HRV/ERVs in northern building design.

August 8th, 2017 


Expanding the Connection: Poverty and Housing

In collaboration with Government of Yukon's department of Health and Social Services, Yukon Housing Corporation hosted a conference on Wednesday, July 12th dedicated to poverty reduction and housing, and understanding the connection between these two topics. Presentations from the event have been made publicly available:

July 17th, 2017


2017 Yukon Housing Corporation Survey Report

The 2017 Survey was designed by YHC and conducted by the Yukon Bureau of Statistics. The purpose of this household survey was to collect information and gain an understanding of public awareness and perception of YHC programs and services.

July 17th, 2017


2 year Housing Action Plan Progress Report released

A report outlining the progress made by Yukon's housing stakeholders during the first two years of the Housing Action Plan's implementation.

July 13th, 2017


New Affordable Housing Development opens in Dawson City

The Klondike Development Organization, with support from the governments of Canada and Yukon, officially opened a new eight-unit affordable rental housing project in Dawson City on May 21st, 2017.

 

May 25, 2017


Our Down Payment Assistance Program is back!

If you are a first time home buyer and need help with your down payment, you can borrow up to 5% of the purchase price of your home from Yukon Housing Corporation.

May 16, 2017


Contractors Breakfast Presentations available online

For presentation materials from the 2016/17 Contractors Breakfast series click here.

May 2, 2017


Housing First 101

Yukon Housing Corporation, Health & Social Services and the Public Service Commission jointly hosted a community wide Housing First 101 training session on April 3rd and 4th, 2017 in Whitehorse. If you would like access to the presentation materials from this event please email Hannah McDonald, Hannah.McDonald@gov.yk.ca.

April 13, 2017

 


 

Presentations from Yukon Housing's First Nations and Municipal Government Forum

On March 14th, 2017 Yukon Housing Corporation held a forum in Whitehorse to hear from Yukon's First Nations and Municipal Governments about their housing needs. See below for presentations from the event:

April 13, 2017

 


 

Listen to Contractors Breakfast Presentation from Speaker Jack Hebert

Click here for a link to listen to an interview with Jack Hebert, founder and CEO of the Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRD) in Fairbanks, AK.

March 24, 2017

 


 

2017 Contractor's Breakfasts

Yukon Housing Corporation's 2017 Contractors Breakfast Series is an opportunity for individuals in Yukon's construction trades sector to seek out professional development and for members of the public to gain a better understanding of new home construction. All breakfast events will be held at the High Country Inn. For more information, click here.  

February 6, 2017

 


 

Alternative Emergency Shelter Slated to Open

Through a partnership between the Government of Yukon and Kwanlin Dün First Nation, Whitehorse's emergency shelter capacity will be increased by 10 beds. Located in the former St. Elias group home on Fifth Avenue, the shelter is anticipated to open on Friday, February 3rd. To read more, see the Government of Yukon's news release

January 31, 2017

 


 

Grant Programs

Yukon Housing Corporation has launched 4 new grant programs that provide funding to support sustainable and affordable housing throughout Yukon over the next two years.

The new programs include:

  • First Nations Partnership Program
  • Victims of Violence Program
  • Emergency Repairs Program
  • Affordable Rental Construction Program

The funding for these programs comes from the recently announced Social Infrastructure Fund through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. More information, including fact sheets and application forms, is available here.

August 18, 2016

 


 

Buy. Build. Fix.

YHC has redesigned its loans programs, including new opportunities for first time homeowners, those building a home, our popular Down Payment Assistance Program, Home Repair Loans, and Rental Suite Loans.

More information is available on our Loans Page.

June 15, 2016


Housing Action Plan

The Housing Action Plan for Yukon was approved by Yukon government in June of 2015.

For more information on the plan's implementation go to www.housingactionplan.ca

 


 

YHC Tenant Handbook Available

The handbook for Yukon Housing Corporation tenants is available online and in print at YHC offices.

The handbook includes three sections: the Tenant Handbook, the Maintenance and Repairs booklet and the Pest Control brochure.

Find out more information >>> 


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