January 30, 2020
Completion of the Whatì Community Housing Plan
[January 30, 2020], [Yellowknife, Northwest Territories] - The Honourable Paulie Chinna, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and Homelessness along with Chief Alfonz Nitsiza are pleased to announce the completion of the first Community Housing Plan in Whatì.
On December 17, Minister Chinna along with leadership from Community Government, Chief and Council, the Tłı̨chǫ Government and the NWT Housing Corporation met to finalize and celebrate the completion of the Whatì Community Housing Plan.
The GNWT is committed to working closely with the Tłı̨chǫ Government, the Community Government of Whatì, and all other partners to ensure that meaningful action results from the development of this Community Housing Plan.
“There is recognition across jurisdictions in Canada that the delivery of effective government housing programs and services requires more than efficient rent collection and housing maintenance. Improving housing in the NWT requires additional partnerships, leadership collaboration and to leverage precious resources.” – Paulie Chinna, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation and Homelessness
“The Whatì Community Housing Plan is an important step in this process to strengthen the trust and relationships between communities and the Territorial government. I am pleased to see that the GNWT is recognizing the importance of community knowledge and decision making in meeting our housing needs.” – Alfonz Nitsiza, Chief of the Whatì Community Government
Strategic Planning, Policy and Communications
Northwest Territories Housing Corporation
Phone: (867) 767-9328 ex. 85023
Fax: (867) 873-9426
- Download News Release here.
- Original published by GNWT