Yellowknife Women’s Society takes on Housing First project – CBC

Aug 30, 2016

“Our end goal is to house 20 people in total,” says society spokesperson

The city of Yellowknife’s Housing First Project moves one step closer to reality on Tuesday, with the signing of the first contract to provide individual apartments for the city’s homeless.

The Yellowknife Women’s Society won the $850,000 contract, which is expected to fund the program for two-and-a-half years. The society also runs the Centre For Northern Families — a women’s shelter and daycare.

Bree Denning, the society’s executive director, said four of Yellowknife’s homeless will each be provided their own apartment by October of 2016. The most vulnerable and unable to provide for themselves will be selected first.

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