The Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund is an investment of $550 million over the next 10 years to build and operate 1,750 new units of social housing both on- and off-reserve.
BC Housing will develop the housing in partnership with the Aboriginal Housing Management Association, Indigenous housing societies and First Nations. In addition, Indigenous organizations and First Nations can access provincial support under all the new housing funds announced as part of Building BC.
The program is aimed at Indigenous families, seniors, individuals, and persons with a disability.
Prospective partners include Indigenous non-profit housing providers, First Nations, Métis Nation British Columbia, and non-profit and for-profit developers who wish to partner with Indigenous housing providers and First Nations.
Request for Proposals
The first Request for Proposals for new rental housing units under the Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund was issued on June 18, 2018 and closed on October 5, 2018.
Once operating, the housing provider will be wholly responsible for:
- Programs and services offered (if any)
- Collection of rents
- Resident relations and selection of new residents
- Building maintenance and upkeep: internal and external
- Community relations
- Capital planning
- Operating budgets