Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund

As part of the biggest investment in housing affordability in BC history, $1.9 billion over 10 years, the Province, through the Building BC: Indigenous Communities will be issuing a 2nd notice of funding spring 2020.

Overview

The Province, through the Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund, is investing $550 million over 10 years to support the building and operation of 1,750 new units of social housing for projects on and off-nation.

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.

Together, with our non-profit housing providers, the Aboriginal Housing Management Association, Indigenous housing societies and First Nations, we’re working hard to make housing better in all communities.

Further application details will be provided online.

Learn more about the program: Indigenous Housing Fund program

Request for Proposals

The first Request for Proposals (RFP# 1070-1819/14) for new rental housing units under the Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund was issued June 18, 2018 and closes at 2 pm PST on October 5, 2018.

Who should submit a project proposal?

  • Indigenous non-profit housing providers;
  • First Nations;
  • Metis Nation BC;
  • and non-profit and for-profit developers;

who want to partner with Indigenous organizations and First Nations interested in creating new affordable rental housing units for Indigenous persons within British Columbia should consider submitting a proposal.

Details on requirements and deliverables, the proposal review process, submission requisites and forms, and the Indigenous Housing Fund program can be found in the RFP document and appendices below.

The Province, through the Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund, will be issuing a second notice of funding spring 2020.

Indigenous Housing Fund - Webinar

A webinar explaining the Indigenous Housing Fund program is now available.

Important dates

RFP issued: Spring , 2020
Submission deadline: TBD

A pre-recorded webinar will be available for viewing after July 12, 2018. The link will be posted on this page and included as an addendum in MERX.

Questions?

Please contact Mike Lachocki at purchasing@bchousing.org