“The federal government would have you believe that this program represents increased funding, when in reality it’s money that is simply maintaining or slightly increasing the funding levels we’ve seen the past ten-years…”
The funding announced by Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos does not reflect the disparity of the housing crisis that urban Indigenous peoples face.
A recently formed Indigenous Housing Society named the Aboriginal Land Trust Society (ALT) has now partnered with the Province of British Columbia, Huu-ay-aht First Nations and the City of Colwood to build 124 affordable homes for Indigenous singles and families at 324 Wale Road.
The Indigenous Social Housing Management Agreement (ISHMA) was officially signed this morning by the Aboriginal Housing Management Association’s President, Gary Wilson and Chief Executive Officer of BC Housing, Shayne Ramsay.
The first phase of the Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund was announced which include 1143 New homes for Indigenous housing in 26 communities across BC. For a total of $76 million for 367 units of on-reserve housing and $155 million for 776 units of off-reserve housing.