The District Profiles provides a breakdown of the number of units by program and by community, along with such relevant information as whether or not the community has a Local Housing Organization (LHO).
Core Need Income Threshold (CNIT)
CNITs are a financial test utilized for the purposes of identifying individuals/families and households in need and in determining the appropriate assistance levels. CNITs are used as part of the prioritization systems used by the NWTHC. The NWTHC utilizes prioritization systems to ensure that clients/tenants are selected according to their level of housing need. The NWTHC utilizes two point-rating forms: the Priority Allocation and Selection System (PASS) is used for Housing Choices; and the Applicant Point Rating Form is utilized for the Public Housing Program.
The homeownership CNIT is utilized in the Housing Choices program. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) develops the rental CNIT in accordance with the Social Housing Agreement with the NWTHC. In May 2007, CMHC and the NWTHC came to a working agreement to revise the rental CNITs every two years in order to be more responsive to changing costs. The NWTHC develops and applies the homeownership CNIT to bedroom count in all communities. The NWTHC also updates its homeownership CNIT on a two-year cycle and previously updated them on a three to five year cycle.
Deficits and Rental Collection
The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) has taken steps to improve public housing rent assessment and collection levels to support the financial viability of several LHOs. The information on rent collection and deficits provides a background on the current status of rent collection rates by community and on community deficits.
The linked PDF contains information about expenditures by the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation for Program Delivery by Community.