First Nations housing
Learn how Indigenous Services Canada helps First Nations provide sustainable housing on reserve.
Budget 2016 announced an additional $416.6 million over the next two years, through the former Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (now Indigenous Services Canada), to improve on-reserve housing conditions, reduce overcrowding and increase health and safety. This is in addition to about $146 million annually provided by the department to First Nations to support a range of housing needs.
Find out about Indigenous Services Canada’s role in First Nations housing.
Learn about funding for more and better quality housing in First Nation communities in most of Canada.
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.
Apply for funding to help First Nations in British Columbia leverage funding, develop housing plans and policy, and manage housing in their communities.
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.
Learn how Ministerial Loan Guarantees are used to secure loans to build, purchase or renovate on-reserve housing.
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.
Find stories showcasing infrastructure and housing successes in Indigenous communities.
Find forms for programs and services related to infrastructure and housing.