Housing First (HF) is an approach to address homelessness by moving chronic and episodic homelessness people into independent housing and then coordinating the support services clients need to maintain housing. The HF approach has brought about an understanding that homelessness is often the result of a number of interconnected social issues; including but not limited to mental health, addiction issues, domestic abuse, and poverty.
Click "Learn More" to find out how NWTHC is supporting Housing First in Yellowknife.
As we age, we start to require a greater level of support than others. Given the importance of seniors and elders to our communities, the NWTHC is working with Health and Social Services in providing new Seniors Independent Housing units that will support “aging in place”. This approach allows residents to live independently in their home communities, while being provided appropriate supportive care services, and may assist in the prevention of premature admission to long-term care facilities.
The federal government is conducting an online public survey called Let’s Talk Housing so that Canadians will be able to help inform a National Housing Strategy.
To help provide a northern voice to this process, we encourage you to participate in this survey. By doing so, we can ensure that housing concerns of northerners are heard as part of this process. To go to the Lets Talk Housing website click “Learn More”.