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Securing Assistance for Emergencies

Emergency Repairs

Updates to Emergency Repairs

LAST UPDATED: April 14, 2020   3:53 P.M.

1-844-NWT-HOME (1-844-698-4663) OR NWTHC_COMMS@GOV.NT.CA


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

What is Securing Assistance for Emergencies (SAFE)?

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

Who is eligible for SAFE?

It is available to low and modest income homeowners, including seniors on fixed incomes.

What funding is available?

A short term loan for up to $10,000 is provided to cover emergency repairs.

  • Applicants are expected to make a contribution toward the project cost; and,
  • Contribution level will be based on the applicant’s income.

How do I apply?

To make an application, please contact the NWTHC District Office for your region.

If you have further questions, please refer to the policy document.