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    FALVO – Yukon Government Balks at Using Federal Housing Dollars

    Nick Falvo asks why the Yukon Government is leaving federal housing money on the table when 16% of Yukon households are in need of affordable housing.

    The Yukon Government recently announced that it will not proceed with a plan to disburse $11.7 million in federal housing dollars to for-profit developers, which would have helped build approximately 100 new rental housing units in Whitehorse.  In justifying the surprise decision, the Pasloski government used the pretext that proceeding with the plan would be unfair to other for-profit developers struggling to develop housing without the help of government funding.

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