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January 30, 2015
Ministers' Statements and Speeches
Good afternoon. I am pleased to be here on behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories as Minister Responsible for the NWT Housing Corporation. This extension of the Investment in Affordable Housing initiative further strengthens the long-standing partnership between the Northwest Territories, through the NWT Housing Corporation, and Canada, through CMHC.
November 5, 2014
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, later today I will be tabling information that provides a summary of housing results from the 2014 NWT Community Survey.

The NWT Community Survey is a household survey conducted by the NWT Bureau of Statistics every five years. While there is a variety of important information from the survey, most important to the NWT Housing Corporation is the measure of core housing need.

Core housing need tells us how many NWT households are having housing problems like affordability, overcrowding, or poor housing quality and not enough income to address these issues.

November 22, 2013
News Releases

Yellowknife (Nov. 22, 2013) – Construction is set to begin on the $4.8 million Betty (Better Environment To Transition in Yellowknife) House project in Yellowknife. The transitional home for women will celebrate with a sod-turning event on Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. on the Betty House site on 54th Street, across from Aurora College.

October 22, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches
(October 21, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, today I would like to update the Legislative Assembly on changes to homeownership programs offered through the NWT Housing Corporation.

When we developed our strategic plan, Building for the Future, residents told us that we needed to examine our homeownership programs. They wanted us to recognize the different roles that homeownership plays in non-market and market communities.

June 27, 2013
News Releases

TORONTO, Ontario – June 25, 2013 – Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Housing today met to discuss the need for long-term, sustainable affordable and social housing.

March 7, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(March 7, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, a lack of affordable, adequate, and suitable housing creates challenges in recruiting staff for the GNWT, Aboriginal governments and for community governments. Staff need homes to live in if they are going to continue delivering the programs and services the people of the NWT rely on their governments for.

March 4, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches
(March 4, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, when we developed our strategic plan, Building for the Future, residents told us that we needed to examine our homeownership programs and recognize the different role that homeownership plays in non-market communities than it plays in market communities and that changes were needed to our programs to make them more effective.

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February 25, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(February 25, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I rise today to provide an update on plans for supported housing for seniors. One of the priorities of the NWT Housing Corporation’s strategic plan, Building for the Future, was to develop infrastructure based on community needs including approaches to support housing for seniors and aging in place.

November 6, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 6, 2012) – The Honourable Robert C. McLeod, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) has announced a revised approach to helping homeownership clients address their mortgages and arrears.  This approach aims to provide client homeowners with a fresh start while meeting their responsibilities as homeowners.

November 5, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to update Members on homeownership clients that have direct mortgages with the NWT Housing Corporation and steps we are taking to work in partnership with these clients to ensure they are able to provide their families with affordable, adequate and suitable housing, while meeting their responsibilities as homeowners.

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