Urban Indigenous Housing in BC: Means of and barriers to addressing Indigenous housing need in municipal housing policies and plans

This study aims to understand how municipalities in British Columbia (BC) address urban Indigenous housing need within their Official Community Plans and housing strategies by reviewing a sample of plans and strategies from throughout BC and interviewing municipal planning staff. For AHMA, the Umbrella Organization of Indigenous Housing Providers in BC, this research is necessary to identify policy gaps and influence decision makers accordingly. In addition, municipalities in BC are now eligible to receive funding from the Province to perform a Housing Needs Report in their communities, so this project will help AHMA identify the gaps in Indigenous inclusion for these assessments and intervene to maximize the impact of provincial funding.

Faculty Supervisor:

Margaret Low


Cleo Breton


Aboriginal Housing Management Association




Real estate and rental and leasing


University of British Columbia



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