October 13, 2017
A Whitehorse man whose rent wasn’t fully covered by social assistance over the summer says he’s now in limbo after receiving an eviction notice from his superintendent.
Ted Shepherd, 59, says … the eviction is the result of being $32 short in rent every month since May, leaving him with a total of $160 owing. The shortage occurred because social assistance clients receive smaller payments in the warmer months, when utility and fuel costs are assumed to be lower. However, Shepherd says his monthly rent stays at $950 year-round but he only receives $918 from social assistance per month from May to September.