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A New Authority

Creating a Made-In-BC First Nations
Housing & Infrastructure Authority

The First Nations Housing & Infrastructure Council (HIC) is working to
create a First Nations-controlled Housing & Infrastructure Authority
in British Columbia.

 

Creation of an Authority is a step towards Indigenous self-government
and the goals of First Nations and government for housing reform.
Once established, the Authority will assume responsibility for
First Nations housing and infrastructure program delivery and
associated housing services in BC.

 

To ensure the delivery model meets the needs of First Nations, HIC is engaging First Nations, government, associations, agencies, organizations, urban indigenous and other related service providers plus any others
who can contribute towards its mandate.

DRAFT CORE DIRECTIVES

 

Community-Based

Community-led &
community-driven

Flexible & Adaptive

No one-size fits all approach

Build Readiness 

Enhancing capacity at
the community-level

Inclusive

No First Nation left behind

Sustainable

Long-term solutions

Service-Oriented

Delivering efficient &
effective services directly
to First Nations

Transparent

Accountable & trustworthy

During the first phase of engagement, HIC heard from community members across BC.  These draft Core Directives are based on First Nations input, and will continue to be refined through engagement sessions. 

"Being first is rewarding, but also much more difficult"


- Garry Merkel, HIC Executive Director

on creating a First Nations Housing and Infrastructure Authority

A First Nations developed, controlled,
and led Housing & Infrastructure Authority
in British Columbia that meets the
needs of First Nations

 

We are the only organization with a mandate from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, the First Nations Summit and BC Assembly of First Nations to lead the creation of a made-in-BC Housing & Infrastructure Authority