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Facts about housing for Indigenous people in B.C.
  • The Province, through BC Housing, announced the opening of Thunderbird Manor – Phase 1 in June 2020, which provides 38 homes to Indigenous families, Elders, youth and individuals with accessibility challenges in the community.
    • The Province, through BC Housing, provided approximately $6.5 million toward Phase 1.
  • Funding provided for Phase 2 is as follows:
    • The Province, through BC Housing, provided approximately $7.6 million through the Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund, and will provide approximately $413,000 in annual operating funding.
    • The City of Vernon and Regional District of North Okanagan contributed approximately $350,000 to the project by offsetting municipal and regional development costs.
  • The Province’s Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund is a $1.7-billion investment to build 3,500 new homes for Indigenous Peoples, on and off reserve.
  • The Ministry of Children and Family Development is contributing nearly $160,000 per month to fund three homes for Indigenous youth and additional counselling support.
    • There are five homes reserved for youth in Thunderbird Manor – Phase 1 and three homes in Thunderbird Manor Phase 2.