Housing Strategy

YELLOWKNIVES DENE FIRST NATION HOUSING STRATEGY

Supporting safe, caring and culturally respectful homes to enhance the life, learning and well-being of our people.

Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) have identified the availability of adequate, affordable, and appropriate housing for their membership as an ongoing major concern. To address this concern holistically, YKDFN has begun looking beyond existing programs towards community-based solutions. The unique climatic, geographic, and cultural factors of YKDFN have meant one-size-fits-all solutions created nationally or by the territorial government have failed to appropriately house members within their communities of N’Dilo and Dettah. The Yellowknives Dene First Nation Housing Strategy aims to put community members in control of their housing system: building, design, governance, and planning.

Project Deliverables

The YKDFN Housing Strategy will focus on four main themes:

  • Community Planning
  • Social Implications of Housing
  • Physical Characteristics of Home
  • Housing Administration

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Resources
Housing & Mental Health Resources can be found here.

YKDFN Housing Contact Information
Housing Strategy Coordinator
Kristen Berkeley
kristenb@ykdene.com
Office phone: 867-8951 Ext 1038