Better Housing for Indigenous Peoples

COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed the acute need for safe and affordable housing in Indigenous communities that were already facing housing shortages, overcrowding, and a critical need for repairs.

A re-elected Liberal government will:

  • Invest a further $2 billion in Indigenous housing for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation, with over half of the funding available by the upcoming summer construction period.
  • Co-develop a new Indigenous Urban, Rural, and Northern Housing Strategy with Indigenous partners and organizations that will be a stand-alone companion to the National Housing Strategy, supported by a $300 million initial investment.
  • Co-develop and fund Canada’s first-ever National Indigenous Housing Centre, through which Indigenous people will fully oversee federal Indigenous housing programs once fully realized.
  • Continue to support the establishment of Indigenous-led institutions in housing and infrastructure, such as the First Nations Infrastructure Institute, that assists First Nations with their infrastructure needs.