Canada and Yukon open 84-suite seniors’ supportive living community in Whitehorse

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This is a joint news release with the Government of Canada:

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The Yukon’s first private seniors’ supportive living community has officially opened its doors in Whitehorse with 84 modern suites, including housing units for First Nations Elders and affordable units for low-income seniors.

Today, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion Ahmed Hussen, Member of Parliament for the Yukon Brendan Hanley, Minister Responsible for the Yukon Housing Corporation Ranj Pillai, Minister of Health and Social Services Tracy-Anne McPhee, City of Whitehorse Mayor Laura Cabott, and Executive Director of Normandy Living Natal Samuelson announced the opening of Normandy Living, a seniors’ supportive living community located on Range Road in Whitehorse.

The federal government, through the National Housing Strategy’s National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF), contributed $34.5 million towards the project, the Yukon Housing Corporation funded $4.5 million, and the City of Whitehorse provided $500,000 in development incentives. KBC Developments Inc., the organization that built and will operate Normandy Living, contributed $1.8 million in land and cash equity from the Yukon partnership initiative. KBC is owned in equal parts by Borud Enterprises, a group representing Ketza Construction, and Northern Vision Development LP.

Normandy Living will fill a gap in the housing market by providing supportive housing for seniors who will benefit from additional support but are not in need of long-term care.

The modern five-storey building is in the Takhini subdivision and offers a range of inclusive rental options including studio, one bedroom and two-bedroom homes, all of which are offered for lease. Residents will have access to recreational programming, heated parking, community meeting areas, 24-hour security, customized menu options, laundry services and housekeeping. Tenants can also receive Government of Yukon home care services.

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