Eight affordable housing units under construction in Dawson

Joint news release with the Government of Canada and the Klondike Development Organization

An eight-unit affordable rental housing project is receiving support from the governments of Yukon and Canada. Under construction by the Klondike Development Organization in Dawson, the project received $900,000 through Yukon Housing Corporation’s Affordable Housing Construction Program and the Municipal Matching Construction Program.

The Affordable Housing Construction Program is made possible under the Canada-Yukon Investment in Affordable Housing agreement. Under the program, units must be rented at average, or below average market rent for the next 20 years. The Municipal Matching Construction Program matches contributions from municipal governments that allow the construction of new rental units across Yukon.

This new housing project will increase the amount of affordable housing options in downtown Dawson, and demonstrates how different levels of government can work together to address housing pressures in Yukon. We will continue to work with partners to provide community organizations and developers with financial support to build affordable housing options for Yukoners.

Minister responsible for the Yukon Housing Corporation Pauline Frost

Funding rental housing projects like this, in collaboration with the Government of Yukon and local partners like the Klondike Development Organization, is vital to improving quality of life and keeping homes safe and affordable here in Dawson, and in communities across Yukon.

Member of Parliament for Yukon Larry Bagnell

KDO is very pleased to have a second apartment building underway. We would like to thank all who believed in our vision and committed to addressing the housing need in Dawson City.

President of the Klondike Development Organization Jackie Olson

Quick facts 
  • This is the second affordable housing project developed in partnership between the Klondike Development Organization and the Governments of Yukon and Canada. The first project officially opened in May 2017.

  • The Government of Canada is currently rolling out its National Housing Strategy (NHS) – a 10-year, $40 billion plan. The implementation of this plan will create 100,000 new housing units and lift 530,000 families out of housing need, as well as support the repair and renewal of more than 300,000 housing units and reduce chronic homelessness by 50 per cent.

  • The NHS is built on strong partnerships between federal, provincial and territorial governments, and on continuous engagement with others including municipalities, Indigenous governments and organizations, and the social and private sectors to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Canadians.

Contact 

Janine Workman
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7449
janine.workman@gov.yk.ca

Susan Moorhead Mooney
Hon. Larry Bagnell P.C., M.P.
867-668-6565
Larry.Bagnell.C1@parl.gc.ca

Sarah Murray
Communications, Yukon Housing Corporation
867-334-8712
sarah.murray@gov.yk.ca

Gabriel Teo
Communications, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
604-737-4137
gteo@cmhc-schl.gc.ca

Evelyn Pollock
Klondike Development Organization
867-993-4431 or 867-993-3531 
klondikedevelopment@gmail.com

 

News release #: 
18-226