Transitional Rent Supplement Program

The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) is pleased to provide the Transitional Rent Supplement Program (TRSP). This program aims to support low to moderate income residents living in private market rental housing. It is intended for individuals and families who have a current lease with a private landlord and are paying more than 30 percent of their gross household income towards shelter by providing a subsidy to reduce their housing costs.

This type of program was identified as a strategic priority in Building for the Future – the NWTHC strategic plan. The TRSP will address affordability challenges faced by low to moderate income households in market rentals.

Eligible applicants must be 19 years or older and have lived in the NWT for at least one year.

A rent subsidy of up to $500 would be paid to the landlord for a maximum period of two years.

What else do I need to know?

The NWTHC is accepting applications for the TRSP program. Those who take part in the program will be required to take the Financial Skills 1 – Budgeting module which is part of the Solutions to Educate People (STEP) program within the first six months of acceptance into the program. Income verifications must be submitted by the client every six months to remain in the program. Additional information can be obtained from your Northwest Territories Housing Corporation District Office.


District Offices Phone Number Location
Beaufort Delta District Office (867) 777-7271 Inuvik
Nahendeh District Office (867) 695-7700 Fort Simpson
North Slave District Office (867) 873-7795 Yellowknife
Sahtu District Office (867) 587-5100 Norman Wells
South Slave District Office (867) 874-7600 Hay River
Toll Free 1-844-698-4663 or 1-844-NWT-HOME