Transitional Rent Supplement Program Extended to November 30, 2020 to Support Residents

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Yellowknife — September 3, 2020

Today the Minister responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC), announced that the Transitional Rent Supplement Program (TRSP) has been extended to November 30, 2020.

The NWTHC and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CHMC) continue to work collaboratively to implement the Canada Housing Benefit (CHB) and are currently finalizing the design elements.  The CHB will be a cost-shared program that will work to provide residents the support they require to access affordable rental housing.

The TRSP provides rent supplement to residents in the private market. If residents have low-to-modest income and their shelter costs are unaffordable, they may be eligible for assistance under the program.



“The Transitional Rent Supplement program is a good resource for those residents struggling to pay their rent, not working or working less. In these times of economic uncertainty, it is critical that we continue to look for ways to support our residents to secure safe and maintain housing stability. “

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


Quick Facts:

·       Existing TRSP participants have been advised of the extension.

·       New applicants are still being accepted to the TRSP.

·       Minimum $100 – Maximum $500/month

·       Phone inquiries can be made to 1-844-NWT-HOME (1-844-698-4663)



Quick Links:

·       NWTHC – Rent Assistance

·       Simplified TRSP Application Form


Media Inquiries:

Cabinet Communications
Government of the Northwest Territories