Indigenous Housing Fund Program Overview

Program Overview

The Province is taking action to build homes for Indigenous people in our province. We’re working hard with our partners to make housing better in all communities. The Indigenous Housing Fund (IHF) has received funds for an additional 1,750 new homes for Indigenous people both on-and off-reserve. This additional $1.3 billion, through Budget 2023, doubles the number of IHF spaces, bringing the total to 3,500.

The program is aimed at Indigenous families, Elders, individuals, and persons with a disability, who are able to live independently without support services on site.

Prospective partners include Indigenous non-profit housing providers, First Nations or Indigenous governments and non-profit housing providers or private housing developers who wish to partner with Indigenous housing providers, First Nations or Indigenous governments.

Note for Housing Providers: In addition to applying for funding under the Indigenous Housing Fund, Indigenous organizations and First Nations will be able to access provincial support under the Building BC: Community Housing Fund.


Units developed under the Indigenous Housing Fund (IHF) are 100% Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI), however, fixed rents may be considered for projects On-Reserve. If fixed rents are implemented, they must ensure an equitable approach across projects, ensure efficient use of limited subsidy funds, and support long-term sustainability of the housing stock. These figures use 40% of HILs, as determined by BC Housing from time to time.

Optional 2023 IHF fixed Rents (On-Reserve)

Planning Area1 bdrm
or less
2 bdrm3 bdrm4+ bdrm
Lower Mainland Planning Area$770$895$980$1,060
Southern BC Planning Area$650$780$875$955
Vancouver Island Planning Area$620$745$835$910
Northern BC Planning Area$680$815$920$995

Indigenous Housing Fund projects

To view Indigenous Housing Fund projects across BC, go to Homes for BC.