New Rapid Housing Projects for CAFN and Yukon
Joint news release with the Governments of Canada, Yukon, CAFN, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, and Carcross/Tagish First Nation
June 25, 2021
Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. The COVID-19 crisis has made it clear that affordable housing is key to Canada’s recovery for communities across the country, including those in the Yukon.
Today, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Ahmed Hussen, alongside Minister responsible for the Yukon Housing Corporation Ranj Pillai, Member of Parliament for Yukon, Larry Bagnell and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, Kaaxnox, Dän Nätthe Äda (Chief Steve Smith) announced details of an approximately $12.86 million investment through the Projects Stream of the Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) for the immediate construction of 50 units of affordable housing in communities across the Yukon.
This funding will support four different projects across the Territory…
… In Whitehorse, $6.07 million go toward creating 20 new homes for Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) individuals and families in need of housing. The project will be located at 195 Olive May Way in Whistle Bend, and includes five separate town homes, each made up of four separate units including one, two and three-bedroom homes and accessible units. CAFN is investing $1.4 million in the project.