Aboriginal Housing Management Association Encouraged by Budget Speech
West Vancouver – In response to Tuesday’s budget speech by the provincial government, AHMA Chief Executive Officer Margaret Pfoh says that she is “deeply encouraged by the government’s commitment to Indigenous issues.” Read more.
Recruitment Notice - Board of Directors
The Aboriginal Housing Management Association is currently recruiting for four (4) Independent Board of Directors from four different regions - Northern BC, Thompson Okanagan & Kooenay Rockies, Vancouver Island and Vancouver.
If you, or anyone you know may be interested, please click on the link below for more information and apply today! Read more.
CHRA Congress 2018 - Call for Proposals
(January 8, 2018 - Call for Proposals)
We are inviting interested participants to submit proposals for our concurrent workshop sessions.
Concurrent sessions take place during a 1.5-hour time slot, and consist of one or more speakers on a thematic, policy or programmatic area of specialization, and may take the form of either:
Workshops: Including one or more presentation(s) by speaker(s) in a lecture format on a topic with a question and answer period facilitated by a moderator. Read more.
We're Hiring a Financial Services Specialist
(January 5, 2018 - Job Posting)
Located on the Xwemelch'stn (Capilano) Indian Reserve on Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation Territory in West Vancouver, BC, the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) exists to make a difference in the Aboriginal Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) we serve. We oversee the administration of operating agreements between housing providers and Aboriginal housing organizations, keeping everyone’s best interest in mind and developing and maintaining relationships of trust. Every employee on our team is integral to ensuring our success and the success of the CBOs we serve. Read more.
Housing & Infrastructure Council (BC) Call for a Logo Design
(January 2, 2018 - Logo Design)
The Housing & Infrastructure Council (HIC) is seeking submissions for a logo that will be used to identify the HIC but more importantly to identify the future First Nations’ controlled Housing and Infrastructure Authority. Read More.
Media & Communications Specialist
(December 1, 2017 - Job Posting)
The role of Media & Communications Specialist is to assist the Director of Public Affairs to ensure that AHMA is constantly influencing policy, building and maintaining its reputation, and finding common ground with stakeholders.
These duties are carried out through a combination of activities including, though not limited to: brand / reputation management, internal / external communications, marketing / event management, print / online media, stakeholder engagement and media relations. Read More.
AHMA Cautiously Optimistic Regarding New National Housing Strategy
(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.
CHRA's Response to the National Housing Strategy
(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.
Invitation to Indigenous Leaders of BC to Attend the Housing Central Conference
(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.
Indigenous Housing Crisis Needs Strategy that's 'For Us and By Us,' Say Advocates
(July 2017 - The Tyee)
Then the federal government launches its national housing strategy this fall, it will have taken tow years to deliver its promised fix to Canada's housing crisis.
But Indigenous people - eight times as likely to end up homeless, almost twice as likely to live in substandard housing - won't find the "for us, by us" solutions they seek in that strategy, advocates say.
Indigenous people want and need their own separate housing strategy, says Margaret Pfoh...read more.
Province announces allocation of $53 million to new Aboriginal Housing
(April 2017 - Provincial Announcement)
"Having Aboriginal housing providers able to meet the needs of their communities on the ground is essential to the reconciliation process and to helping our people in a culturally appropriate way. We're delighted about these eight developments and we look forward to working with all of these Providers and their new projects." - Margaret Pfoh, AHMA CEO. Read More...
New CEO of AHMA, Margaret Pfoh, sets leadership goals for the organization
(March 2017 - AHMA Announcement)
Margaret Pfoh came onboard as the Aboriginal Housing Management Association’s (AHMA) new Chief Executive Officer this month and looks forward to connecting with members....Read More.
New Tool Aims to Keep Low-Cost Indigenous Housing Available
(December 2016 - The Tyee)
Associations wants to see providers make best choices to stay open and debt free...Read More.
AHMA Partners with BCNPHA to Present Dr. Cindy Blackstock at BC's Affordable Housing Conference
(October 2015 - AHMA & BCNPHA Press Release)
The Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) and BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) have come together to form a unique partnership to support the mandates of each organization, and to better support the housing sector in British Columbia. In addition, as Gold sponsor of BC's Affordable Housing Conference (November 22-25, 2015), AHMA has supported BCNPHA to bring Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, to this year's conference.
Let us never forget that individual people are at the heart of each and every home, each housing unit. AHMA and its member housing providers see the National Housing Strategy as a key moment in history to exemplify self-determination....Read More.
Housing Affordability for Aboriginal Peoples Living Off-Reserve Prompts Society Innovations
(August 2015 - AHMA)
IN a joint research effort, the Aboriginal Housing Management Association, Prince George Metis Housing Society, and the Canadian Centre for Community Renewal are pleased to announce they have released a new case study that offers an innovative approach to rent policy and the housing crunch facing Aboriginal peoples living off-reserve in British Columbia....Read More.
Partnership Links Local Organizations to End Aboriginal Homelessness in Richmond
(July 2015 - AHMA)
The Aboriginal Housing Management Association, Lu'ma Native Housing Society, Richmond Youth Service Agency, and Chimo Community Services are proud to announce their community-based partnership to help end Aboriginal homelessness in the City of Richmond...Read More.
AHMA reaches out in partnership to new Provincial Government Leadership
(August 2017 - Letter to Premier & Housing Minister)
In an open letter to Honourable Premier John Horgan and Honourable Minister Selina Robinson, the Aboriginal Housing Management Association congratulates the new Provincial Government and extends a welcoming for partnership to address Indigenous Housing issues for the Province. Read More.
Aboriginal Housing Management Association
615-100 Park Royal
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:00 pm
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General Inquiries: 604-921-2462 (TF: 1-888-921-2462)