Securing Assistance for Emergencies

Emergency Repairs

What  Assistance does Housing NWT provide for Emergencies? 

Housing NWT provides emergency repair funding that is available year-round for situations like freeze-ups and furnace failures.

Who is eligible?

It is available to low to modest-income homeowners, including seniors on fixed incomes, as defined by the Core Need Income Threshold for their community. Applicants must be 19 years of age and have lived in the NWT for three years and one continuous year in the community of application prior to approval.

What funding is available?

A forgivable loan for up to $15,000 is provided to cover emergency repairs.

The assistance excludes freight, airfare and accommodation costs.

How do I apply?

To make an application, please contact the Housing NWT District Office for your region. For further questions, please contact 1-844-NWT-HOME (1-844-698-4663) or

For more information, please refer to the policy document.