Apply for a loan to buy or build a home in rural Yukon

The Rural Home Ownership Loan Program is for people living in a community in the Yukon (outside Whitehorse) to buy or build a home. 

Intake closes February 28, 2022.

Who's eligible

  • You're building or purchasing a new home for your primary residence in the Yukon but outside Whitehorse.
  • You fall within our debt-to-loan ratios.
  • You have been declined for your buy or build by a bank.
  • You will need a 2.5 per cent down payment.
  • If you build your own home, you must show that you have required skills and experience to complete the project.
  • You can build or purchase a new home on First Nations land, depending upon arrangements with Yukon First Nations.

When to apply

1st intake

Applications open from: January 31, 2022

Deadline for applications: February 28, 2022

This submission period is now closed. 

2nd intake

Applications open from: August 1, 2022

Deadline for applications: August 31, 2022

Apply for a Rural Home Ownership Loan Program 

  1. Check the deadline for submitting your application. 
  2. Complete the rural home ownership loan application form.
  3. Complete the verification of employment form.
  4. Submit both completed documents and any required supporting documentation:

​In person: 410 Jarvis Street, Whitehorse, Yukon. Our hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


You have up to 2 years to complete construction, whether you hire a company to build or undertake the project on your own.

Loan financing 

  • Amortization period of up to 30 years in 5-year terms.
  • Interest-only payments during construction.
  • Interest rate at or below 1 per cent the average posted rates. This is the posted 5-year average interest rate at major banks.

Get a rebate on energy efficient upgrades to your home

We offer Good Energy rebates on renovations and upgrades that make your home more energy efficient. You can combine rebates with the Yukon Housing Corporation’s Rural Home Ownership Loan Program.


For questions about applying for a loan to build your first home email or phone 867-667-5759 or toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5759.