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The provincial government has announced a new Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund.

$550 million over 10 years will go into 1,750 units of social housing off- and on-reserve.

“It’s a project by project basis and on most need, we don’t have a regional criteria at this point…We will see what comes in and we will start to prioritize on need, on ability to deliver by the partners, issues like that.”

– Premier John Horgan

BC is the first province in Canada to invest provincial housing funds into on-reserve housing.