Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA)
The Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) was established in 1996 with a mission to “lead and advance housing rights for ALL Indigenous Peoples in British Columbia”. AHMA is comprised of 55 Indigenous housing and service providers located all across BC. These members manage more the 95% of all Indigenous housing units in urban, rural, and northern areas of the province (off reserve). AHMA administers funds for almost 5,500 units that house over 10,000 First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and self-identified Indigenous families in BC.
The programs and services that AHMA members provide include affordable housing units, homeless shelters, transition homes, supportive housing, and assisted living facilities. Many of AHMA’s members also offer support services including homelessness prevention, parenting skills, mental health programs, and substance use support. AHMA was created for Indigenous Peoples, by Indigenous Peoples, and was the first Indigenous Housing Authority in Canada.