Covid-19 Updates: NWT Housing Corporation

Updates to NWTHC Services

LAST UPDATED: MARCH 20, 2020   2:40 P.M.


Any urgent and emergency inquiries to the NWTHC should be made to:
1-844-NWT-HOME (1-844-698-4663) or


Information on the COVID-19 coronavirus and the best way to manage its spread is changing rapidly. The Northwest Territories is monitoring the situation closely and working with departments across the GNWT to ensure critical government services can continue as this situation evolves.

  • The Health and Social Services Website is the best source for accurate and up-to-date health information on the status of COVID-19 in the Northwest Territories.
  • For daily updates on COVID-19 and the GNWT response, visit:

In this section

  • Emergency Homeownership Repair
  • Public Housing Emergency Repair
  • Homelessness Assistance Fund

Emergency Homeownership Repair

Homeownership programs will also be limited to repairs related to health and safety.  Applications will be taken over the phone with the assistance of LHO offices. 

Public Housing

The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation’s (NWTHC) service levels for its rental housing will be focused only repairs related to the health and safety of the unit.  Tenants of these programs are permitted to delay their payments to Local Housing Organization (LHO) offices until a later date if they wish. Evictions from rental housing will not be carried out unless there is a significant matter including risk to other tenants or the NWTHC’s building.  Communications for clients are continuing to be issued including posters, website postings, and through community advertising. This includes information on where residents and tenants can find out how to contact the NWTHC.

Homelessness Assistance Fund

Homelessness Assistance Fund applications will continue to be processed to ensure that residents who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless have an opportunity to access stable housing.  The NWTHC will continue to collaborate closely with GNWT Departments and stakeholders to ensure matters related to homelessness receive prompt attention.