In 2004, B.C. became the first province in Canada to transfer the management of Aboriginal social housing to the Aboriginal community, when 189 units of provincial Aboriginal housing was transferred to the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA). Read the announcement.
In 2006, the federal government signed the Canada - BC Social Housing Agreement to transfer the administration of more than 51,000 federally-funded social housing units to the province. The transfer included about 2,500 off-reserve Aboriginal social housing units, which were held in trust until February 2013. Read the announcement.
The Rural Native Housing Program, a federal government program established in 1974 and transferred to BC Housing in 2006, includes more than 500 houses scattered in small communities around the province.