Indigenous housing

Last updated: December 8, 2022

The Province of British Columbia, working with BC Housing, delivers a wide range of Indigenous housing, programs and services for Indigenous youth, singles, families, women and children fleeing violence, seniors, elders, and those experiencing homelessness.  

Learn more on this page:
Building BC programs which offer four funding streams to build more housing
The HousingHub facilitates development of affordable housing
Homelessness programs that reconnect Indigenous people with housing and their cultures
Shared responsibilities with different levels of government

The Province of British Columbia is committed to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. As part of this commitment, the Province will spend $550 million over ten years, from 2018 to 2028, to build 1,750 new units of Indigenous housing across the province in urban, rural, and remote areas, both on- and off-Nation.

Building BC programs

The four Building BC programs, offered through BC Housing, welcome Indigenous organizations and First Nations to build housing both on- and off-Nation. Indigenous people, Nations, and organizations are also encouraged to work with the HousingHub to create development partnerships to build affordable housing. 

Indigenous Housing Fund

In June 2018 the Province announced a new $550 million investment over 10 years to build and operate 1,750 units of social housing for Indigenous people both on- and off-Nation. This is the first provincial housing fund in Canada that includes on-Nation housing.

Women’s Transition Housing Fund

There is $734 million over 10 years to build and operate 1,500 new units of housing for women and children leaving abusive family situations. This includes: transition housing, safe homes, second-state and long-term housing.

Community Housing Fund

There is $1.9 billion available over 10 years to deliver 14,350 affordable rental homes, built through partnerships with municipalities, non-profit housing providers, housing co-operatives and Indigenous organizations.

Supportive Housing Fund

There is $1.2 billion over 10 years to build and operate 2,500 units of supportive housing for people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

The HousingHub

The HousingHub works with community, Indigenous, government and non-profit and private-sector partners to facilitate the creation of new affordable rental housing and homeownership options for middle-income British Columbians.

  •  BC Housing has more information on the HousingHub.