Squamish Nation Council has approved the exploration and development of an independent housing authority for the Squamish Nation.

In a press release the Nation says that over the next six months, a committee will work with Council, staff, and Nation members to design a mission, vision, and values, as well as a unique name, for the housing authority. Which will guide the decision making of the housing authority’s board of directors.

According to the release First Nations Housing Authorities are becoming a way for First Nations to improve the management and development of new housing for its members both on and off reserve.

The Housing Authority will develop more transitional housing, supportive housing for singles, elders, students, those with disabilities, single mothers, families and more – as well as non-market subsidized housing.


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