More than 1,100 new homes coming for Indigenous peoples (flickr.com)

Media Contacts

Lindsay Byers

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
250 952-0617

Rajvir Rao

BC Housing
604 456-8917

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Community breakdown of first set of selected projects

Under the Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund, the Province is providing funding to build the following new projects for Indigenous individuals, families and Elders:

Interior: 7 projects / 148 homes

Off-reserve:

Cranbrook: $7.8 million to Aqanttanam Housing Society – 39 homes
Kanaka Bar: $4 million to Kanaka Bar Indian Band – 20 homes

On-reserve:

Kelowna: $8.5 million to Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society – 42 homes
Merritt: $4.8 million to Upper Nicola Indian Band – 24 homes
Westbank: $3.4 million to Westbank First Nations for two projects – 17 homes
Windermere: $1 million to Akisqnuk First Nation – six homes

North: 9 projects / 288 homes

Off-reserve:

Prince George: $10 million to Aboriginal Housing Society – 50 homes
Prince Rupert: $12 million to Lax Kw'alaams WAAP Housing Society – 60 homes
Quesnel: $5.4 million to Dakelh and Quesnel Community Housing Society – 27 homes
Terrace: $9.6 million to M'akola Housing Society – 48 homes

On-reserve:

Kitamaat Village: $7.5 million to M’akola Housing Society – 23 homes
Lax Kw'alaams: $4 million to Lax Kw'alaams WAAP Housing Society – 20 homes
Quesnel: $2 million to Lhtako Dene Nation – 10 homes
Skidegate: $4.8 million to Skidegate Band Council – 24 homes
Witset: $5.2 million to Witset First Nation – 26 homes

Fraser: 5 projects / 244 homes

Off-reserve:

Hope: $9 million to Mameleawt Qweesome Housing Society – 45 homes
Surrey: $21.6 million to Kekinow Native Housing Society – 108 homes
Tsawwassen: $7.2 million to Tsawwassen First Nation – 36 homes

On-reserve:

Coquitlam: $3.2 million to Kwikwetlem First Nation – 16 homes
Pitt Meadows: $7.8 million to Katzie First Nation Housing Society – 39 homes

Vancouver Coastal: 5 projects / 269 homes

Off-reserve:

Vancouver: $22.6 million to Vancouver Aboriginal Land Trust – 113 homes
Vancouver: $8.4 million to Aboriginal Mother Centre – 42 homes

On-reserve:

Bella Bella: $1.2 million to Heiltsuk Tribal Council – six homes
Sechelt: $6.8 million to Shishalah First Nation – 34 homes
Vancouver: $14.8 million to Musqueam Indian Band – 74 homes

Vancouver Island: 4 projects /194 homes

Off-reserve:

Colwood: $24.8 million to Vancouver Aboriginal Land Trust – 124 homes
Langford: $8 million to M'akola Housing Society – 40 homes
Port Hardy: $4.8 million to Gwa'sala-Nakwaxda'Xw Nations – 24 homes

On-reserve:

Fort Rupert: $1.2 million to Kwakiutl First Nation – six homes

Total: 30 projects / 1,143 homes