Thursday, May 30, 2024

New affordable homes at 401 Jeckell open in Whitehorse

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This is a joint news release between the Government of Yukon and the Government of Canada.

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Today, Member of Parliament for the Yukon Brendan Hanley, on behalf of the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion Ahmed Hussen, Premier and Minister responsible for Yukon Housing Corporation Ranj Pillai, Minister of Health and Social Services Tracy-Anne McPhee, City of Whitehorse Mayor Laura Cabott, and Wildstone Construction and Engineering Ltd. announced the opening of 47 new affordable homes at 401 Jeckell Street in Whitehorse.

This is the first residential complex of this size to open in the territory for Yukoners in need of community housing. It was created from a combined $21 million investment and will help serve families, seniors and individuals currently on Yukon Housing Corporation’s waitlist.

The new community housing development features 14 bachelor units; 16 one-bedroom units; 12 two-bedroom units; and 5 three-bedroom units for low-income and vulnerable families, seniors, and individuals in need of stable, affordable housing. Nine of these units will be low barrier and accessible. The residence will be operated by Yukon Housing Corporation.

Funding provided for this project includes $5.2 million from the federal government, through the Canada-Yukon Bilateral Agreement under the National Housing Strategy, and $15.8 million from the territorial government, through the Yukon Housing Corporation.

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