Aboriginal Housing Initiative

Through the Aboriginal Housing Initiative, new housing is being developed to create safe, secure and culturally-appropriate housing for youth, women, elders, and those who are struggling with addiction.This initiative is part of Housing Matters BC, a provincial housing strategy, and helps to ensure that Aboriginal housing needs are being addressed.

In 2007, the Aboriginal Housing Initiative (AHI) was launched, funded in part through a 50.9M grant from the Off-Reserve Aboriginal Housing Trust, which was transferred from the Government of Canada to the Province of B.C. This funding developed  over 200 new affordable housing units  for Aboriginal people living off-reserve.

In 2012, the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia announced a further combined investment of 5M under the Initiative to create affordable rental housing projects with a focus on Aboriginal clients across B.C, through the Canada-British Columbia Agreement for Investment in Affordable Housing (2011-2014.) The Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) is partnering with the Province to assist in the evaluation process and oversee the management and operations of the Aboriginal housing projects.

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