First Nations housing
Learn how Indigenous Services Canada helps First Nations provide sustainable housing on reserve.
On-reserve housing funding in previous years
Budget 2021 provides $596 million over 3 years for housing for First Nations on reserves. This funding is in addition to about $149.5 million already provided by the department every year to First Nations to support a range of housing needs.
Indigenous Services Canada's role in First Nations housing.
Funding opportunities for more and better-quality housing in First Nation communities in most of Canada.
Apply for funding to help First Nations in British Columbia leverage funding, develop housing plans and policy and manage housing in their communities.
The fund helps First Nations get loans from financial institutions and build, buy or renovate a house on reserve lands.
Ministerial Loan Guarantees secure loans to build, purchase or renovate on-reserve housing.
Recipients of this program who live on a reserve may be eligible to get shelter allowance through their basic needs benefit to help cover living expenses such as utilities and rent.
A showcase of stories about infrastructure and housing successes in Indigenous communities.
Forms for programs and services related to infrastructure and housing.
Health information about housing, mould and indoor air.
- Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative
- Non-Profit Housing Program for First Nation Communities
- Develop and manage Indigenous housing
- Renovation, repair and renewal funding for Indigenous housing
- Maintenance planning guide for First Nation communities
- Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations and Inuit Youth
- Infrastructure: a step-by-step process
- Other housing programs for Indigenous peoples