Today, the Government of Yukon launched the 2022 Flood Relief program to help residents pay for damages to their property and possessions caused by this year’s flooding. Residents from the following locations can apply to the 2022 Flood Relief Program: Carmacks, Cowley Creek, Dawson, Fox Lake, Ibex Valley, Lake Laberge, Liard, McConnell Lake, Old Crow, Pelly Crossing, Ross River, Tagish and Teslin.
Eligible Yukoners can access funding through three streams:
- Stream one: grant funding to help repair a principal residence. An eligible household can access up to a maximum of $35,000.
- Stream two: a loan to repair your existing principal and secondary residence, outbuildings and some flood mitigation measures related to building structure systems. An eligible residence can access up to a maximum of $50,000.
- Stream three: grant funding to replace personal possessions for principal resident owners and tenants. An eligible household can access up to a maximum of $6,000.
The application form and program information are available at local Yukon Housing Corporation offices and at Yukon.ca.
The deadline for applications is November 25, 2022, at 4:30 pm.
Recovering from a flood is financially challenging for many affected homeowners and their tenants. The 2022 Flood Relief program gives a hand-up to Yukoners whose homes and personal belongings were damaged by flooding this summer.
Minister responsible for Yukon Housing Corporation Ranj Pillai
To be eligible, applicants for the grants need to be Yukon residents, owners of a principal residence, or tenants. For the second stream, the loan can go towards a principle or secondary residence.
To be eligible, the dwelling undergoing repair must be located in flood-affected areas and only one principal residence is eligible for grant funding per household.
A house used as a secondary residence (such as a cottage or rental property) is not eligible for grant funding.
Flood mitigation work related to land or shoreline protection is not eligible.