It's common to find ourselves 'working off the sides of our desks.' Occupying whatever free time we have with a million other things. At Dakelh & Quesnel Community Housing Society (DQCHS) there is so much work done off the sides of desks its been taking over their office, quite literally. For the past 3 years DQCHS has been running a food bank from inside their office. Taking open door policy to the next level with an inviting 'open store' for tenants and community alike. Read more on all their great work and initiatives here.
Prince George, British Columbia – It was announced this morning by the Aboriginal Housing Management Association and the Provincial Government of British Columbia that $550 million will be released into the BC: Indigenous Housing Fund. The fund will be open to Indigenous organizations and First Nations to build 1,750 units of social housing in Urban, Rural and Northern regions. [Read more].
There are so many hurdles in developing housing long before the first brick is ever laid. It really does take a village, in the case of affordable housing an entire city and province is needed too. When it comes to developing it can be very difficult to get everyone on board. That’s one of the most admirable aspects about Mamele’awt Qweesome Housing Society’s (MQHS) latest project, is that all hands were on deck. Read more here.
Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre is hosting their 5th Annual National Indigenous Peoples Day event! From Salmon BBQ, live performances and tons of activities for kids it is not to be missed! For more information click here.
There are so many great events taking place across BC for National Indigenous Peoples day! We will be posting events going on throughout the province all month!
The Government of Canada launched an engagement process in 2017 to provide advice on how to improve the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS). The report outlines 53 specific recommendations to provide advice to the Government of Canadafor the redesign of the federal homelessness program and, more generally, to tackle homelessness in Canada. To read the entire report click here.
West Vancouver – In a statement put-out earlier today by the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA), Margaret Pfoh, Chief Executive Officer, said that her organization has serious concerns over what they feel is a lack of clarity in last week’s federal budget. Read more.
(November 2017 - Media Release)
In response to last weeks' announcement by the Federal Government of a new National Housing Strategy, Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) Chief Executive Officer Margaret Pfoh says that though she is hugely encouraged to see the Federal Government is once again playing an active roll in affordable housing, she still has some concerns...Read More.
(November 2017 - CHRA Announcement)
The federal government today unveiled Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy, a historic plan which contains a series of policies and programs that puts the needs of Canada’s most vulnerable populations at its core. The Strategy aims to invest over $40 billion with the objective of creating 100,000 new affordable housing units, repairing and renewing 300,000 units, and removing 530,000 households from core housing need. As the national association representing the social, affordable, and non-profit housing sector in Canada, the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) applauds the release of today’s Strategy.
(August 2017 - AHMA & BCNPHA Announcement)
The Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) and BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCPNHA) are pleased to extend this invitation to you, the Indigenous Leaders of British Columbia, in joining us at the 2017 BCNPHA Housing Central Conference (November 19-21, 2017). It will be our first collaborative effort and we are opening the doors for all Indigenous Leaders to attend.