As we age, we start to require a greater level of support than others. Given the importance of seniors and elders to our communities, the NWTHC is working with Health and Social Services in providing new Seniors Independent Housing units that will support “aging in place”. This approach allows residents to live independently in their home communities, while being provided appropriate supportive care services, and may assist in the prevention of premature admission to long-term care facilities.
Do you need help paying your rent, or know someone who does?
The Transitional Rent Supplement Program supports low to moderate income residents living in private market rental housing. It is intended for individuals and families who have a current lease with a private landlord and are paying more than 30 per cent of their gross income towards shelter by providing a subsidy to reduce their monthly rent.
Want to find out more? Call the toll free number 1-844-NWT-HOME (698-4663).
On January 30, 2015, the Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories signed an extension to the Investment in Affordable Housing agreement. This extension provides an additional combined investment of more than $18 million for the years 2014-2019. Under the IAH, the Northwest Territories has the flexibility to design and deliver a range of affordable housing programs to address local housing needs and priorities.