First Nations housing
Learn how Indigenous Services Canada helps First Nations provide sustainable housing on reserve.
On-reserve housing funding in previous years
Budgets 2017 and 2018 provided $600 million in dedicated funding over three years to support new construction and repairs to First Nations housing on reserves, as well as for the development of a 10-year Housing Strategy that is being done with First Nations.
Budget 2016 provided $416.6 million over two years through Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (now Indigenous Services Canada) to improve on-reserve housing conditions, reduce overcrowding and increase health and safety.
The above is in addition to about $149.5 million provided by the department annually to First Nations to support a range of housing needs.
Find out about Indigenous Services Canada's role in First Nations housing.
Learn about funding 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.
Learn how the First Nations Market Housing Fund helps First Nations obtain loans from financial institutions and build, buy or renovate a house on reserve lands.
Learn how Ministerial Loan Guarantees are used to secure loans to build, purchase or renovate on-reserve housing.
On-reserve recipients of this program may be eligible to receive shelter allowance through their basic needs benefit to help cover living expenses such as utilities and rent.
Find stories showcasing infrastructure and housing successes in Indigenous communities.
Find forms for programs and services related to infrastructure and housing.
Find health information on housing, mould and indoor air.
- Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative
- Non-Profit Housing Program for First Nation Communities
- Manage First Nation Properties
- Renovation programs
- Planification de l'entretien – Guide pour les Premières Nations
- Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations and Inuit Youth
- Infrastructure: a step-by-step process
- Other housing programs for Indigenous peoples