As gov't contract nears end, Whitehorse's 'Housing First' Project management hope for renewal

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It’s been almost a year since the Yukon government handed over operations of it’s ‘Yukon First’ project.

The 16 unit building is located on Fifth Avenue and Wood Street in Whitehorse’s downtown core. It provides supportive housing for people experiencing chronic homelessness.

The Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) and a Vancouver-based organization called Connective have been managing the support services offered at the facility.

Shadelle Chambers is the executive director with CYFN. She said it’s been a great collaboration so far.

“It’s been an opportunity at frontline to learn about the further needs of the ‘Housing First’ residents and also in terms of our partnership with Connective,” Chambers said.

“We’re learning more

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