Aboriginal Homelessness

Lu’ma Native Housing Society is determined to enable Aboriginal homelessness service providers to access funding needed to provide vital services.

In the year 2,000, Lu’ma partnered with Service Canada and the Aboriginal Homelessness Steering Committee of BC (with a membership of over 20 service providers) to assist in the delivery of funding and assist in the areas of reporting.

Also, Lu’ma has been a very strong advocate for Aboriginal homelessness issues in Canada with many think tanks visiting us from Ottawa to Vancouver to learn about our solutions.  Today, the homelessness initiative at Lu’ma continues to assist Aboriginal homelessness service providers in Vancouver to apply and access funding successfully, monitor & evaluate projects, and ensure complete reporting.

Click the link below to view our 2014-2019 Community Plan!

Vancouver Aboriginal Homelessness Community Plan

2018-2019 Provincial Call For Proposal

updated: February 2, 2018

The Community Entity (CE), Lu’ma Native BCH Housing Society is accepting proposals for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2018-2019, for Provincial (PROV) Social Infrastructure Funding (SIF) Allocation Funding Capital and Non-Housing First. The submissions from the last call for proposal are not eligible to  apply for the current call for proposal.

The deadline date for applications:   March  1, 2018 @ 2pm

This funding is geared toward Aboriginal Homelessness to address the specific needs of the off-reserve homeless Aboriginal population (communities referred as “Other Urban Areas”),  outside of the Metro areas of Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan, Prince Rupert, Prince George, Kamloops, and Kelowna.

PROV SIF Funding in the amount approx. of $200,000 will be distributed in the categories below. For amounts in each category please refer to the Application Guide.

  1. Capital Funding:

Eligible Activities

  • Renovation of emergency shelters, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, or non-residential facilities, including:
    • Renovating an existing facility for upgrades and to meet building standards.
    • Repurposing an existing property to create transitional housing or permanent supportive housing.
    • Expanding an existing facility.
    • Renovating a property following a transfer under the Surplus Federal Real Property for the Homelessness Initiative (SFRPHI) to create transitional housing and/or permanent supportive housing.
  • New construction of transitional or permanent supportive housing, or non-residential facilities, including:
    • Building a facility.
    • Tearing down an existing facility and building a new one.
    • Service space where the Investments in Affordable Housing Initiative (IAH) is building or renovating to create permanent housing.
    • Eligible costs related, professional fees, such as consultants, audit, technical expertise, facilitation, legal, and construction contractors, and capital costs of the purchase of land or building.
  • Purchase of transitional housing, permanent or permanent supportive housing, and non-residential facilities to create new space or units:
    • Eligible costs related, professional fees, such as consultants, audit, technical expertise, facilitation, legal, and construction contractors, and capital costs of the purchase of land or building.
  • Purchase of furniture, equipment and/or vehicles, including:
    • Eligible costs related to other capital costs (e.g. vehicles, tools, equipment, machinery, computers, and furniture).
    • Purchased vehicles must be used exclusively for HPS service delivery.

To apply, download application forms for Capital funding, follow the link:



  1. Non – Housing First Funding:

Eligible Activities include:

  • Housing placement (outside of Housing First)
  • Connecting clients to income supports
  • Pre-employment support, and bridging to the labour market
  • Life skills development (e.g. budgeting, cooking)
  • Supports to improve clients’ social integration
  • Culturally relevant responses to help Aboriginal clients
  • Connecting clients to education and supporting success
  • Liaise and refer to appropriate resources
  • Housing loss prevention (only for individuals and families at imminent risk of homelessness)
  • Basic or urgent needs services
  • Data Collection and use

To apply, download application form for Non – Housing First funding, follow the Link:



If you are unable to download files please contact the homeless depart at homelessness@lnhs.ca we will be pleased to assist you or mail packages to your organization.