NWTHC Releases Renewal Strategy

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Yellowknife — November 24, 2021

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) recognizes that review and renewals are key to ensuring long term success in meeting the needs of our residents. Today, Paulie Chinna, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC), announced the release of A Strategy for Renewal of the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation. 

The 19th Legislative Assembly made it a priority to increase the number of affordable homes and reduce the core housing need in the territory, along with other actions related to housing. The renewal strategy is a step forward in meeting this priority and the needs of our residents to ensuring that people are the centre of every housing perspective.

This strategy addresses the need for growth and change within in NWTHC. Four key pillars form the core of the strategy:

  • Purpose – The NWTHC is one of many players in housing in the NWT. The NWTHC needs to define where it fits best to maximize its results, while respecting the roles of Indigenous Governments, NGOs, and regional differences across the NWT.
  • People – The people of the NWTHC and Local Housing Organizations (LHOs) deliver key programs to NWT residents and are the most valuable resource of the NWTHC and LHOs
  • Programs – Programs and policies of the NWTHC require review. These programs and policies should be client-centred, transparent, and fair.
  • Partnerships­ – The NWTHC will focus on collaboration with partners, instead of competition.

All of these pillars have key actions – the time for further studies is over, now it’s time to implement solutions.

By building on past successes and concrete renewal actions, the stage is set for future success.


“This strategy lays out a path forward to achieve this and empowers NWTHC, through engagement with partners, to build on its past successes with concrete renewal actions. The time for reports and studies is over, now is the time for solutions.”

-Paulie Chinna, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation

Quick facts

  • The strategy presents practical actions to build on the recent successes of the
  • The Renewal Strategy takes into account a large number of reports,
    recommendations and consultations which have occurred within the last five years, including one of the most extensive surveys of the NWT public ever conducted by the GNWT.

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Northwest Territories Housing Corporation

Government of the Northwest Territories