Four new bachelor housing units opened in Behchoko

Monfwi MLA Jackson Lafferty, Behchoko Chief Clifford Daniels, Housing Corp Minister Alfred Moses with Arnold Koyina one of the new tennants. (Marie Rose Blackduck/CKLB Photo)

The Tlicho region’s largest community opened four new housing units yesterday, one step in the region’s battle against homelessness. The minister responsible for the NWT Housing Corporation, Alfred Moses was in attendance and helped cut the ribbon at the newly renovated bachelor housing units.

While it’s not the answer to all the housing challenges in Behchoko, he says “it’s a start.”

The Behchoko Friendship Centre is a partner is this project. Joel Hagstrom is a housing stablility worker helping the four residents selected to be part of this program. Part of Hagstrom’s job will to be on call to help the clients adjust to life in a housing unit, and to help them with their other life challenges that were at the root of their housing challenges.

Over 125 people are homeless, and struggling to find shelter in Behchoko.

(With Files from Marie-Rose Blackduck)

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Start your morning with the Splash on Denendeh Sunrise from 7:30-8:30am. Campbell was trained and mentored by longtime CKLB host and Gwich'in entertainer William Greenland. Prior to hosting the morning show and filling in on the Saturday Request Show, he had stints in the Yukon on CKRW the Rush, CBC North in Yellowknife, and began his broadcasting career at CJCD Mix 100. Before moving North he was born and raised on the banks of the Tobique River, the traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Tobique Maliseet First Nation.