New housing project on Alexander Street receives funding from the 2019 Housing Initiatives Fund

A new affordable housing project in downtown Whitehorse is receiving $400,000 through the 2019 Housing Initiatives Fund. The eight-unit apartment building, including one accessible unit, on Alexander Street will provide homes to Yukoners within walking distance to amenities.

This project will replace the older housing on the lot with a new, energy efficient multi-unit building and use a local company for construction, supporting Yukon’s economy and jobs for Yukoners.

This government is committed to providing housing options to vulnerable Yukoners. This new project under the Housing Initiatives Fund will help provide affordable rental housing in Whitehorse for Yukoners in need.

Minister Responsible for the Yukon Housing Corporation Pauline Frost

I don’t know much about developing property but I do know without the help of Evergreen Homes I couldn’t have got a project like this off the ground and it wouldn’t be feasible without the Yukon Housing Corporation Housing Initiatives Fund. This project will go a long way to updating the downtown core and providing respectable housing to the less fortunate in our community. 

312 Alexander Street owner Jordan Holloway 

Quick facts 
  • The Housing Initiatives Fund is designed to support innovative affordable housing projects that will address local needs. The 2019–20 Budget included $3.6 million for the Housing Initiatives Fund.

  • These eight new homes will be rented at or below the Whitehorse median rent for the next 20 years.

Contact 

Kathleen Smith
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7472
kathleen.smith@gov.yk.ca

Sarah Murray
Communications, Yukon Housing Corporation
867-334-9230
sarah.murray@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
19-174