This is page numbers 15 - 38 of the Hansard for the 13th Assembly, 7th Session. The original version can be accessed on the Legislative Assembly's website or by contacting the Legislative Assembly Library. The word of the day was nunavut.

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Supplementary To Question 16-13(7): Healthy Children Initiative
Question 16-13(7): Healthy Children Initiative
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Dent.

Further Return To Question 16-13(7): Healthy Children Initiative
Question 16-13(7): Healthy Children Initiative
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The funds have been allocated on a community basis across the territories. I do not have the details of the formula with me right now, Mr. Speaker. It is a formula that recognizes a base requirement in each community and then an amount is allocated on a per capita basis.

There is a separate part of the formula which relates to young children who have special needs in particular that would have otherwise been funded through Health and Social Services. There are three parts to the formula and funding is allocated on a community by community basis. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Further Return To Question 16-13(7): Healthy Children Initiative
Question 16-13(7): Healthy Children Initiative
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Mr. O'Brien.

Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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O'Brien

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is directed to the Minister responsible for Housing. I wonder if the Minister could tell us if there are any funds left in the program that came out a few months ago, I am not quite sure what the name of it is, but the down payment to the DAP Program, where I think $10,000 or $15,000 was provided for first-time homeowners and usage of the program east and west, if there were many interested parties, for example, from Nunavut in this program? Thank you.

Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Minister responsible for NWT Housing Corporation, Mr. Arlooktoo.

Return To Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Goo Arlooktoo Baffin South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. There is still money available in the program, in fact, we have extended this program until the spring. Originally we had allocated on a regional basis money between Nunavut and the western Arctic and the different regions. At this point in time, a major uptake has been here in the western Arctic. There is, I believe, a third or a bit more than that leftover for Nunavut residents. Thank you.

Return To Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. O'Brien.

Supplementary To Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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O'Brien

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. One final question, what was the exact amount of money that was available per applicant?

Supplementary To Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Arlooktoo.

Further Return To Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Goo Arlooktoo Baffin South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. On an individual basis for the western Arctic, the western Northwest Territories, the allowance was $10,000 per applicant and for Nunavut is $15,000 per applicant. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. O'Brien.

Supplementary To Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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O'Brien

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My final question is in reference to the criteria that is used for an individual to access this funding. If they have owned a home before, are they eligible? Can you briefly give us the details as to what is the criteria? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Arlooktoo.

Further Return To Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

March 16th, 1999

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Goo Arlooktoo Baffin South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The program we are talking about now is called the Minimum Down Payment Assistance Program that is different from what we call the Expanded Down Payment Assistance Program, and the EDAP are for first-time homeowners. This particular program is more open. This program allows individuals, even though they have owned homes before, to apply and to help them put a down payment on a home. The other criteria that we left open also, was the income was not a factor. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Mr. Steen.