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October 22, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to provide an update on the implementation of the new public housing rent scale. Implementation of the new rent scale started on July 1, 2012 and to date response has been very positive.

You will recall that the changes to the public housing rent scale was part of the 17th Legislative Assembly’s strategic priorities and is a central piece of Building for the Future, the NWT Housing Corporation’s strategic plan.

August 29, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (August 29, 2012) – The Transitional Rent Supplement Program will begin on September 1. It supports low- to moderate-income residents in private market rental housing, and provides a rent subsidy of up to $500 per month for two years.

July 17, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (July 17, 2012) – The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) will be accepting applications for 2013-2014 Housing Choices programs from August 1 to October 15, 2012.

Housing Choices provides support to help to low- and modest-income residents of the NWT become homeowners, complete preventative maintenance or major repairs to their homes, or learn more about owning a home.

June 7, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

June 7, 2012 - Mr. Speaker.  The new public housing rent scale is scheduled to be implemented on July 1, 2012. We recognize the changes we are making are significant and there will be an adjustment period for all tenants.

As you know, there have been concerns expressed about the impact of the changes on Seniors who reside without others in the house and often live on fixed income. These Seniors have been paying $0 rent under the old rent scale, but were to pay between $70 - $80 minimum rent using the new rent scale.

May 30, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

May 30, 2012 - The strategic framework Building for the Future: Northern Solutions for Northern Housing, released on April 16, 2012, outlines the direction that the Housing Corporation will be taking in delivering housing programs and services to NWT residents.

May 25, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

May 25, 2012 - Mr. Speaker, the Housing Corporation is committed to implementing a fair and sustainable public housing rent scale. It is one of the strategic actions outlined in Building for the Future: Northern Solutions for Northern Housing. It was also identified as a key component of the 17th Legislative Assembly’s priority to address housing needs.

April 16, 2012
News Releases

Yellowknife (April 16, 2012) - The Honourable Robert C.

February 16, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

February 16, 2012 - Mr. Speaker, I rise today to provide an update on the Shelter Policy Review which began during the last Legislative Assembly and is now almost finished. The Shelter Policy Review was a broad based examination of housing in the Northwest Territories and was intended to provide a long-term strategic framework for housing.

Improving housing conditions is one of the key priorities of the 17th Legislative Assembly, and completing and implementing the Shelter Policy Review was identified as a key component of advancing this priority.

February 10, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

February 10, 2012 - Mr. Speaker, for the past number of years the Yellowknife Homelessness Coalition has been working on Betty House, which is an initiative to build and operate a transitional house for women and children that are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.  Betty House will help these women and children to stabilize, to move forward, and to make positive life choices.

February 10, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (Feb. 10, 2012) –  The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) is pleased to announce today that it will be providing $2.3 million toward the construction of transitional housing for single women and women with children. This contribution to the Yellowknife Homelessness Coalition and YWCA Yellowknife for the construction of this housing project supports a critical shelter need in the NWT.

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