First Nations housing

Learn how Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada helps First Nations provide sustainable housing on reserve.

Budget 2016 announced an additional $416.6 million over the next two years, through Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), to improve on-reserve housing conditions, reduce overcrowding and increase health and safety. This is in addition to about $146 million annually already provided by INAC to First Nations to support a range of housing needs.

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Roles and responsibilities

Find out about Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada’s role in First Nations housing.

First Nations On-Reserve Housing Program

Learn about funding for more and better quality housing in First Nation communities in most of Canada.

Housing Subsidy Program in British Columbia

Apply for housing subsidies for First Nations in British Columbia with the construction and purchase of new housing, and for renovations that address structural and health and safety concerns.

New Approach for  Housing Support in British Columbia

Apply for funding to help First Nations in British Columbia leverage funding, develop housing plans and policy, and manage housing in their communities.

First Nations Market Housing Fund

Learn how the First Nations Market Housing Fund helps First Nations obtain loans from financial institutions and build, buy or renovate a house on reserve lands.

Ministerial Loan Guarantees

Learn how Ministerial Loan Guarantees are used to secure loans to build, purchase or renovate on-reserve housing.

Income Assistance Program

On-reserve recipients of this program may be eligible to receive shelter allowance through their basic needs benefit to help cover living expenses such as utilities and rent.

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