The British Columbia government has approved funding for housing both on and off reserve for the first time.
Advocates for tenants in BC are pleased to see that the British Columbian government has acted on a task force recommendation to slash the allowable rent increase for 2019. Since 2004 rent has risen at the rate of inflation plus an extra two per cent each year.
The Indigenous Homes Innovation Challenge will be launched by the federal government this fall for First Nations communities to win $30 million toward innovative housing projects on reserve.
The British Columbia government announced a plan to create and operate 1,750 units of housing through a new Indigenous Housing Fund.
The government of British Columbia has commited to creating and operating 1,750 units of housing through the Indigenous Housing Fund. Funding will be available for projects both on- and off-reserve.
Signed on May 21, 2008 by the First Nations Leadership Council, Government of Canada and Government of BC, committing the Parties to collaboratively develop interlinked on and off reserve housing strategies in Governance, Relationships and Accountability, Financial Management, Capacity Developmen
Tripartite First Nations Housing MOU