The International Indigenous Housing Gateway was launched at the 2012 World Indigenous Housing Conference (WIHC). This is a key research benefit, creating a new repository for knowledge on best practices everyone can use to expand capacity in their own countries. Leaders in Indigenous housing can access many types of online content– such as research documents, toolkits, a searchable database, multimedia content, social media, and RSS news feeds. This gateway was developed by the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) in partnership with the First Nations Technology Council (FNTC) and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). User groups include government officials, housing providers, housing leaders and housing suppliers.
The gateway project is administered by the Aboriginal Housing Management Association, with the main objective of being a resource for Indigenous Housing workers to improve their job skills through resources and dialogue.
AHMA oversees off reserve Aboriginal Housing throughout BC.
What AHMA is:
A quasi-government entity that manages subsidized housing for Aboriginal housing providers A self-management housing organization that serves urban and rural Aboriginal people in BC
What AHMA is not:
AHMA is not a housing provider
It is our goal to have all Aboriginal housing in BC owned, operated, and managed by the Aboriginal community. To make this possible, we are working with BC Housing to have all off reserve Aboriginal housing in BC devolved to AHMA.