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N.W.T. government invests in affordable housing

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Residents of the Northwest Territories continue to have access to range of affordable housing options as a result of a combined investment of $18-million from the federal and provincial governments. Over the course of five years, the government funding will be delivered through an extension to the region’s Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) agreement.

On behalf of the provincial government, the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) offers a variety of programs to address the housing needs of renters, homeowners, homeless individuals and victims of family violence. The extension to the IAH agreement will allow these programs to continue making a difference for these citizens.

“The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation is making considerable strides in providing housing for all residents along the housing continuum,” says Robert C. McLeod, Minister of the NWTHC and Minister Responsible for Homelessness. “This agreement will help the Government of the Northwest Territories continue to deliver on its priority of addressing housing needs by increasing the availability of housing and housing programs across the territory.”

With this announcement, the IAH agreement will be extended until 2019. Since its inception in 2011, the IAH agreement has helped 311 households in the Northwest Territories.

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