Indigenous

Off-Nation Housing

Programs and support services for Indigenous Peoples: Elders, families, women and children fleeing violence, people with disabilities, Youth, Aging out of Care Youth, and people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

On-Nation Housing

Through Building BC, British Columbia became the first province in Canada to invest provincial housing funds into on-reserve housing. Also, with First Nations’ partners, funding to maintain and enhance existing on-reserve housing.

Indigenous Projects

Projects supporting Indigenous communities and people across British Columbia.

Reconciliation Strategy

A Reconciliation Strategy will create a broader and more meaningful framework for how we operate and makes decisions. It is part of our commitment to adopt and implement policies and practices based on UNDRIP and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report. 

Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA)

BC Housing works in partnership with AHMA and Indigenous housing providers to address the need for Indigenous social housing through a range of housing options.

Progressive Aboriginal Relations

Recognition for relationships with Indigenous housing providers and First Nations, and for initiatives and programs that support Indigenous peoples throughout the province.

Indigenous Housing Initiatives List

Search our database of housing options for Indigenous women, families with children, elders, youth at risk of homelessness, individuals and more.

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Kikékyelc: A Place of Belonging

Kamloops Housing for Indigenous Youths & Elders

Kikékyelc: A Place of Belonging is an innovative, affordable housing project located on the territory of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc. There will be 31 new homes for First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth (ages 16-27) and Elders in Kamloops.

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Cultural Services is managing the new housing.

On-site support workers assist youth with family and cultural connections and life skills. There is also support for Elders in their mentorship role.

This housing is unique in Kamloops. It is one of only a few housing projects in BC that offers a range of affordable housing for Indigenous youth.

Spa' qun House - Victoria

We would like to thank our partners, Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness and Atira.

There are 21 supportive housing homes at Spa’ qun House in Victoria. These are homes for Indigenous women experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Nuxalk Nation - Bella Coola

Bella Coola’s Nuxalk Nation was in need of housing. The community then started a construction training program and a Nation-owned construction company.

Today, the Nuxalk Construction company provides 53 jobs to Nation members.

Aboriginal Centre - Nanaimo

The Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre is located on Vancouver Island. It serves the urban Indigenous community in Nanaimo and Ladysmith.

The Centre is making a difference with their vision of providing safe, secure housing to members of the community.

Passive House - Yale First Nation

"I've met people I've never met before, it's kind of nice being like a little family here."

In 2017 the Yale First Nation constructed the first ever Passive House built on a reserve in Canada. Now, two buildings with a total of ten units are housing people within their own community.

Indigenous Partnerships

BC Housing and Indigenous housing providers partner to address the need for appropriate Indigenous social housing through a range of housing options.