Housing Division

Every Yellowknives Dene First Nation member and his or her family are entitled to live independently, in an affordable house suited to their needs.

The Yellowknives Dene First Nation Housing Division purpose is:

  • to advise and educate the Yellowknives Dene First Nation leadership and membership in the development of a Yellowknives Dene First Nation designed and administered housing program,
  • to administer and maintain 73 public housing and senior home units in Ndilo and Dettah on behalf of the NWT Housing Corporation,
  • to provide general maintenance services for all Yellowknives Dene First Nation owned buildings.

General Information

The Housing Division office and shop are located in Ndilo and can be reached by phone at (867) 920-4403 and by fax at (867) 873-3563. The mailing address is:

902A Sikyea Tili, Yellowknife, NT X1A 0A7.

Public housing tenants can call Nora Sangris with their requests for maintenance or repairs to their unit. Nora can be reached via email at nora_sangris@gov.nt.ca.

Yellowknives Dene First Nation members who want to apply for a public housing unit in Ndilo or Dettah can review the applicant’s information packages from below Links.

YKDFN Public Housing – New Tenant Info Package

YKDFN Public Housing Tenant Orientation Booklet

The application forms are available from the links below:

YKDFN Public Housing Application

Taxpayer Consent form

Market Rental Application

Members can also fill out an application form in person at the Housing Division office.

Tenant Relations

Public housing tenants can contact Rose Black with inquiries about their lease agreement or rent account.

Under NWT Housing Corporation public housing policy, all public housing tenants must file their taxes yearly in order to have their rent subsidized for the year. Pay-stubs or other proof of monthly earnings can be dropped off, emailed or faxed to Rose.

Yellowknives Dene First Nation members can request a public housing application package from Rose as well. Rose’s email address is rose_black@gov.nt.ca

Public housing tenants are encouraged to review the Housing Division’s house rules at the link below:

House Rules


Dennis Sabourin is registered as Housing Maintainer Apprentice with the GNWT Department of Education, Culture and Employment. He is enrolled in the Aurora College Housing Maintainer program in Fort Smith.

Ross and Dennis respond to all requests for maintenance in a timely manner. However, public housing tenants are reminded that heating and plumbing system repairs and tenants’ safety issues have priority and can delay response time to non-priority maintenance requests.

After hours and weekend requests for maintenance can be called-in at (867) 446-0937. The Housing Division’s callout rules can be found at the link below:

After Hour Call out Rules


The Housing Division’s manager and oversees the operations of the Housing Division.  This position reports to Chief Executive Officer and meets with Yellowknives Dene First Nation Housing Committee on a regular scheduled meetings.

Home Ownership Programs

Yellowknives Dene First Nation members can call the NWT Housing Corporation North Slave District Office (867) 873 – 7795 for all home ownership assistance inquiries or visit the NWT Housing Corporation website at www.nwthc.gov.nt.ca

Affordable housing

For more information on national First Nations’ housing issues and affordable housing solutions, Yellowknives Dene First Nation members are encouraged to follow these links: www.afn.ca/housing or www.northernpublicaffairs.ca/index.