Apply for a homeowner benefit

People who have a low-to-moderate income can apply to get help with their housing costs from the Canada-Yukon Housing Homeowner Benefit program.

When an application is received, Yukon Housing Corporation will:

  • review each application to determine eligibility; and
  • notify successful or unsuccessful applicants through a letter. 

Successful applicants will receive the benefit by June 1.

  • recipients in Whitehorse will receive $1,000
  • recipients outside of Whitehorse will receive $1,500

Applications are now closed.

What you need to be eligible 

To be eligible for the Canada-Yukon Housing Homeowner Benefit you must:

  • spend more than 50 per cent of gross annual household income on housing costs.
    • An applicant’s housing costs are calculated by totalling the amount spent on mortgage payments (if applicable) for 2023 plus a base allowance of $25,000 to account for all other housing related costs. The base allowance provides for the cost of heating, electricity, home insurance, property tax, and repairs.
    • Homeowner(s) will be eligible for the housing benefit when the total annual  mortgage payment (principal and interest), if applicable, plus $25,000 equals 50% or more of the homeowner(s) gross annual income for 2022/2023 (verified through Notice(s) of Assessment or proof of income).
    • Any rental income generated from this property must be included as part of gross household income.
    • If applicant’s income is $50,000 or less, applicant will qualify without having to submit a mortgage statement.
  • have a gross household income of $100,000 or less in 2022 or 2023.
    • Gross household income is the income of the applicant and a married or common-law spouse (if applicable) who uses the home as their principal residence.
  • own a home eligible for the Yukon Home Owners Grant, which the applicant uses as their principal residence.
  • not have applied for the housing benefit for any other property in the Yukon.
  • have income from a qualifying source such as:
    • employment;
    • Employment Insurance;
    • short-term Workers Compensation;
    • short-term disability;
    • long-term disability;
    • alimony payments;
    • Training Allowance;
    • Old Age Security;
    • Guaranteed Income Supplement; or
    • pension income.
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or have refugee status.
  • be the owner of the property that the housing benefit is being applied to,
  • be a Yukon resident for at least 184 consecutive days in 2023.

Application deadline

Applications are now closed.

Before you apply

Your application requires several supporting documents including:

  • 1 piece of government-issued photo identification for all registered homeowners.
  • Proof of gross household income for applicant/spouse. Please provide 1 of the following:
    • Current Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency; or
    • Current Proof of Income Statement from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
    • This can be obtained by logging into your CRA MyAccount or calling the CRA Northern Residents line at 1-866-426-1527.  Note that this line only works from phones with an 867-area code.  Others should call CRA at 1-800-959-8281.
  • Proof of home ownership for the property the housing benefit is being requested. Please provide 1 of the following:
    • 2023 Government of Yukon property tax assessment; or
    • Municipal tax bill; or
    • Current Certificate of Title from the Yukon Land Titles Office; or
    • Documentation to support ownership of housing on First Nations settlement land; or
    • Annual 2023 mortgage statement for principal residence (for properties with a mortgage).

How to apply

Applications are now closed.


For more information about the Canada-Yukon Housing Homeowner Benefit, email or phone 867-667-5712 or toll-free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408.