Housing NWT streamlines process for homeowner programs

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — March 7, 2023

Guided by Housing Northwest Territories’ (NWT) renewal strategy, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has streamlined processes for homeowner repair programs.

Housing NWT is going back to a single intake deadline annually for the following homeowner repair programs:

  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Major Home Repair for Seniors
  • Seniors Aging in Place (Minor Home Repair for Seniors)
  • Mobility Adaptation (Home Mobility and Accessibility Modifications)

A single application form and single intake period will save time, ensure fairness of allocating funds, provide the time needed to scope projects and procure supplies for the following year, enable the ability to evaluate programs annually and better plan for the next year’s intake.

The application process will open April 1, 2023 and end October 31, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to work with District Office staff to scope their projects. Final approval will come after the intake deadline and approved repairs will be scheduled the following year, beginning in April.

The Emergency Repair Program and Fuel Tank Replacement programs will continue taking applications year-round with repairs scheduled as urgently as needed.

Over the next few months, Housing NWT will announce other strategic renewal changes that are focused on increasing the wellbeing of individuals and communities by providing fair access to quality housing support for people most in need.


For media requests, please contact:

Tami Johnson

Manager of Communications

Housing Northwest Territories

Government of the Northwest Territories