Yukon Housing Corporation's social housing program is primarily for low-income individuals, families and seniors in need who cannot obtain affordable and suitable housing on the private housing market. YHC rental housing stock exists in Whitehorse and in nine rural Yukon communities.
YHC priority housing policies assess applicants according to a point-rating system.
Social housing ‘Rent is Geared to Income’ (RGI) and is 25% of the total gross monthly household (combined) income. To be eligible for social/seniors housing, household income must be under the following thresholds (effective September 1, 2016):
Applications for social housing are assessed by local advisory boards on the basis of applicant need and unit availability. YHC Housing Managers in each community housing office are responsible for the day-to-day administration of the local social housing units.
Takhini Duplex Family Housing
In addition to providing social housing for low-income households, YHC has policies that enable other persons in specific circumstances to be prioritized for YHC housing.
Yukon’s demographic is changing due to an aging population, and there are other factors that may influence persons to seek social housing services. These factors include rural seniors seeking housing in Whitehorse for medical reasons, victims of violence and abuse who are seeking accommodation away from abusers and persons experiencing mobility challenges in their existing accommodations.
Find out more about YHC priority housing assesment policies.
The YHC Tenant Handbook contains more information about living in YHC units.
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View the contact information for Community Housing Offices
New Family Housing Units in Ross River
YHC also has a limited rent supplement program in Whitehorse (approximately 40 units) where social housing clients may rent private sector accommodation and YHC supplements the rent difference between the RGI amount that the tenant pays and the market rent that the landlord charges.
Need more information on the Social Housing Program? Contact us.
410 Jarvis Street
Yukon Housing Corporation
Box 2703 (Y-1)
Phone: (867) 667-5759
Toll-free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5759
Fax: (867) 667-3664