The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) recently announced changes to the points rating system for public housing clients. The changes, which come into effect on January 1, 2021, will see the points assigned to each client increased from 5,000 to 10,000.
The GNWT’s Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) is responsible for the administration of public housing in the Northwest Territories. The changes to the points rating system will apply to all public housing clients in the region.
Under the new system, each client will be assigned a total of 10,000 points. These points will be allocated across a number of categories, such as income, length of stay in the Northwest Territories, number of dependents, home ownership status, and other factors. The points assigned to each category will vary depending on the individual’s circumstances.
The points system is designed to ensure that public housing resources are distributed in an equitable manner. The changes are intended to provide a fairer and more transparent process for allocating housing resources.
The changes to the points rating system come as part of a broader review of the public housing sector in the Northwest Territories. The review was conducted by MACA in consultation with housing providers, community organizations, and other stakeholders.
The new system will provide a number of benefits to public housing clients. It will allow clients to better understand their eligibility for public housing, as well as the different factors that will affect the amount of points they are allocated. In addition, it will provide a more equitable allocation of resources across different types of households.
The GNWT’s changes to the points rating system for public housing clients is part of its broader commitment to improving access to housing for all residents of the Northwest Territories. The new system is expected to be implemented in the coming months, with the aim of providing a more equitable distribution of public housing resources.