The Government of Yukon will transfer two duplex sites in Whistle Bend to Habitat for Humanity Yukon for a nominal fee of $1 each to assist the group in its ongoing efforts to build affordable housing for Yukoners.
Development of the two duplex sites will provide affordable housing for four families. The locations are lots 574/575 and lots 582/583 on Gleaner Avenue in Whitehorse’s Whistle Bend subdivision.
The Government of Yukon made a commitment to provide one duplex site for each of the first five stages of the Whistle Bend development. This will be the final transfer of lots and will conclude the government’s commitment.
The Government of Yukon is pleased to provide lots to support Habitat for Humanity Yukon. This continues our public commitment to support the organization and assist in creating low-income housing options for Yukoners. The hard work of Habitat for Humanity’s volunteer members is much appreciated in the ongoing effort to meet the need for quality affordable housing in Yukon.
Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Ranj Pillai
The transfer of these two duplex sites in Whistle Bend by the Government of Yukon helps Habitat for Humanity Yukon continue its important work in removing barriers to affordable home ownership in Yukon.
Habitat for Humanity Yukon Executive Director Marney Paradis
Habitat for Humanity Yukon is a not-for-profit organization that was officially established in September 2004 to provide affordable housing through home ownership. Since that time, Habitat has constructed 22 new homes for low-income families. Much of Habitat’s success has been through the efforts of its volunteer base, some of whom dedicate many weeks each year on building sites.
Since 2005, Habitat for Humanity Yukon and the Government of Yukon have worked in partnership to make home ownership possible for low-income Yukon families who would not qualify for a regular mortgage and for whom home ownership would otherwise be difficult or impossible.
Since 2004, Habitat for Humanity Yukon has completed homes at the following locations:
- Kodiak Place, one unit, completed November 2006;
- Keewenaw Drive, two units, completed July 2010;
- Wheeler Street, three units, completed February 2011;
- Pintail Place, three units, completed February 2013;
- Bailey Place, two units, completed September 2014;
- Takhini River Road, three units, completed November 2014;
- Eldorado Road, two units, completed January 2016;
- Iskoot Crescent, two units, completed May 2017; and
- Bailey Place, four units, completed March 2019.