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.
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
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.