NWT residents who live in public housing will now be granted extra time to pay their rent because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Tenants of rental programs are permitted to delay their payments to Local Housing Organization (LHO) offices until a later date,” the NWT Housing Corporation said. “These measures will help to promote social distancing and minimize the risk of community transmission.”
According to an emailed statement from the NWT Housing Corporation, “Public Housing rents are based on incomes. During the pandemic period, should a public household’s income have decreased, their rent owed will be adjusted downward appropriately for that period.”
It is unclear how much extra time renters will be given. This decision has yet to be made.
LHOs will be providing further clarification on these matters in the coming days.