Aboriginal Housing Providers in BC provide housing and deliver services for a wide range of programs. Here are some of the various housing programs available. Select one of the below categories or use BC Housing's Program Finder.
Emergency Shelter & Housing for The Homeless
- Emergency Shelter Map - Phone a shelter directly to ask how many beds are free and how late you can arrive. If a shelter does not have a bed, staff will guide you to other options.
- Drop In Centres & Temporary Shelters.
- Aboriginal Homelessness Outreach Program - This program is for the disproportionate number of Aboriginal peoples who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The outreach workers come from Aboriginal, community-based organizations. They are able to connect people and provide services from an Aboriginal perspective.
- Emergency Shelter Program - Emergency shelters are temporary but immediate places to stay for anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness.
- Homeless Prevention Program - This program provides rent supplements and support services to help access rental housing in the private housing market.
- BC Home Owner Mortgage & Equity Partnership (BC HOME Partnership) - This program assists residents of British Columbia who are eligible first-time homebuyers by providing repayable down payment assistance loans.
- Urban Native Housing Program - This program provides assistance to Aboriginal non-profit organizations and Aboriginal co-op groups who own and operate rental housing projects in urban areas.
Private Market Rental
- Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) - This program provides financial assistance for home renovations/modifications that help eligible low-income British Columbians with mobility or health issues continue to live in their home.
Rent Assistant in the Private Market
- Rental Assistance Program (RAP) - This program provides eligible low-income working families with cash assistance to help with their monthly rent payments.
- Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER) - Lower income seniors renting in the private market may be eligible for a rent supplement through SAFER.
Transitional Supportive & Assisted Living
- Aboriginal Transition Houses and Family Violence Crisis Resource - The Healing Journey
- Addiction Recovery Program - This programs is a stable, short-term housing for individuals participating in a substance use recovery program, by referral only.
- Assisted Living Residences - This list provides the locations of assisted living residences that were built through and receive funding from the Independent Living BC program.
- Association Advocating for Women & Children (AWAC) - Central Interior Native Health Society - Provides safe and affordabel housing for women and girls who are struggling with poverty, homelessness and struggling with addiction, mental illness and exploitation.
- Independent Living BC Program - A subsidized, assisted-living program that provides housing with support services to seniors and people with disabilities.
- Supportive Housing - Supportive housing is subsidized housing with on-site supports. These supports help you find and maintain housing stability.
- Women's Transition Housing & Supports Program - Find out about housing services and supports for women and children who have experienced violence or are at risk of experiencing violence. These include transition houses, safe homes and second stage housing.