Common QuestionsI need to know about housing benefits on reserve
All registered Indians with band membership living on or off reserve are eligible, subject to availability, for housing built on reserve. Information on what housing benefits may be available and how to apply can be found in the resources below. The resources also contain information about other housing programs available to Aboriginal people.
- Benefits, Services and Resources for Aboriginal People, from the Legal Services Society, has information about housing benefits on and off reserve.
- On First Nations, from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, is a website linking to information about programs, financing techniques, tools and information to address housing needs in First Nations communities.
- Staying in the Family Home on Reserve, from the Legal Services Society, is a fact sheet that describes who can live on reserve and stay in the family home when partners separate, the different kinds of land rights and types of housing on reserve, and how the courts can help.
Aboriginal People and the Law in British Columbia, from the Legal Services Society, is a guide for legal advocates about Aboriginal issues including housing. The chapter “Housing and Reserve Lands” discusses housing benefits on reserve.
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