First Nations housing

Learn how Indigenous Services Canada helps First Nations provide sustainable housing on reserve.

On-reserve housing funding

Budget 2022 provides $2.4 billion over 5 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.


Roles and responsibilities

Indigenous Services Canada's role in First Nations housing.

First Nations On-Reserve Housing Program

Funding opportunities for more and better-quality housing in First Nation communities in most of Canada.

Housing Support Program in British Columbia

Apply for funding to help First Nations in British Columbia leverage funding, develop housing plans and policy and manage housing in their communities.

First Nations Market Housing Fund

The fund helps First Nations get loans from financial institutions and build, buy or renovate a house on reserve lands.

Ministerial Loan Guarantees

Ministerial Loan Guarantees secure loans to build, purchase or renovate on-reserve housing.

On-reserve Income Assistance Program

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.


Forms for programs and services related to infrastructure and housing.

Health in your home

Health information about housing, mould and indoor air.

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