The Whatì Community Housing Plan has been completed

The Housing Plans are tools that leadership can use to engage private business and all levels of governments on important investments in housing. Arthur C. Green/CKLB Radio

The first Community Housing Plan in Whatì has been concluded.

“The Whatì Community Housing Plan is an important step in this process to strengthen the trust and relationships between communities and the Territorial government,”  Alfonz Nitsiza, Chief of the Whatì Community Government said.

The Community Housing Plan represents an extensive, integrated, partnership approach to identify the factors that contribute to the long-standing and complex issues affecting housing and tenants in the NWT.

“Improving housing in the NWT requires additional partnerships, leadership collaboration and to leverage precious resources,”  Chinna said.

On December 17, The Honourable Paulie Chinna, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and Homelessness met with Chief  Nitsiza, the Tłı̨chǫ Government and the NWT Housing Corporation to conclude the plan.

The Housing Plan will guide and support community housing objectives and are reflective of community realities and perspectives.

“I am pleased to see that the GNWT is recognizing the importance of community knowledge and decision making in meeting our housing needs,” Chief Nitsiza said.

For more information, please call 1-844-NWT-HOME (1-844-698-4663) or visit


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Arthur C. Green
Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked as a spot news photographer/journalist with such news organizations as Vista-radio, CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire and Postmedia in Alberta.