Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) provides about $146 million per year to improve First Nations on-reserve housing. First Nations can use these funds to build and renovate houses, as well as contribute towards costs such as maintenance, insurance, debt servicing, and the planning and management of a housing portfolio.
INAC does not cover the full cost of housing. First Nation communities and their residents are also expected to secure funding from other sources for their housing needs, including shelter charges and private-sector loans.
The On-Reserve Housing Program is part of INAC’s Capital Facilities Maintenance Program.
First Nations in all provinces and territories, except British Columbia, already receive annual housing funding allocations through INAC’s 1996 On-Reserve Housing Policy.
o Debt servicing
o Planning and management
Deadline: No need to apply. First Nations, except in British Columbia, receive annual funding allocations at the beginning of the fiscal year (April 1).
Contact: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada – Alberta Region | 780-495-2773