YELLOWKNIFE (December 20, 2017) – Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and Homelessness Caroline Cochrane today announced the grand opening of eight new semi-independent units in the existing Centre for Northern Families building located on Franklin Avenue in Yellowknife.
The new units will help alleviate some of the overcapacity issues currently experienced by overnight emergency shelters. This is one of the innovative ways the Government of the Northwest Territories is increasing housing assistance for single people who are experiencing homelessness.
Our government is committed to addressing homelessness in Yellowknife and across the Northwest Territories. Completing these eight new units will help homeless individuals who are looking for opportunities to move into a stable housing environment. It is my hope that these additional units will help alleviate the demand on emergency overnight shelters in Yellowknife.”
– Caroline Cochrane, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation and Homelessness
Strategic Planning, Policy and Communications
Northwest Territories Housing Corporation
Phone: (867) 767-9328 ex. 85023
Fax: (867) 873-9426