Apply for funding for new housing initiatives

The Housing Initiatives Fund call for projects is now closed. Check for details about the next call for projects in fall 2021.

What is the Housing Initiatives Fund?

The Housing Initiatives Fund provides capital grants for new affordable housing across Yukon. It can be used for new rental housing or new home ownership options.

There are three (3) streams this year:

  • Shovel Ready (Whitehorse);
  • Shovel Ready (Rural); and
  • Project Concepts.

Eligible projects must include a minimum of four affordable units in Whitehorse and one unit in communities.

This year, additional consideration will be given to projects that aim to meet the needs of seniors, tenants earning less than Yukon Housing Corporation’s household income limits, homeless or youth (aged 18-25). Projects may include a commercial component; however, any commercial portion of a project is not eligible for funding.

The Housing Initiatives Fund can be combined with other government programs.

Eligibility

  • Community housing providers including public or private non-profit housing organizations or rental co-operatives;
  • First Nation governments and development corporations;
  • Municipalities; and,
  • Private sector companies and individuals.

Application submission deadline

The application period for the 4th Housing Initiatives Fund call for projects is now closed. Check back in fall 2021 for details about the next call for projects.

Fund details

  • Projects in Whitehorse are eligible for up to $60,000/unit up to a maximum of $600,000
  • Rural projects are eligible for up to $90,000/unit up to a maximum of $900,000
  • Projects concepts are eligible for up to $20,000

Submit your funding application

The application period for the 4th Housing Initiatives Fund call for projects is now closed. Check back in fall 2021 for details about the next call for projects.

How will my housing development submission be evaluated?

Shovel Ready (Whitehorse) - Housing Initiatives Fund Evaluation Criteria

Shovel Ready (Rural) - Housing Initiatives Fund Evaluation Criteria

Project Concepts - Housing Initiatives Fund Evaluation Criteria