Indigenous Housing Capital Program

Funding for Indigenous governments and organizations, housing providers, municipalities, and non-profits to build affordable housing.


The Government of Alberta is committed to supporting the development, delivery, and ownership of affordable housing by Indigenous communities for Indigenous peoples in need.

The Indigenous Housing Capital Program (IHCP) provides funding to increase the supply of affordable off-reserve, off-settlement and on-settlement housing units for Indigenous peoples.

Development of the IHCP was guided by feedback gathered from Indigenous and Indigenous-serving organizations during a 2017 provincewide engagement.

Read the summary of engagement findings: What We Heard

Application dates

Applications for funding are accepted year round.


Funding is currently available to support construction projects.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Indigenous governments or organizations
  • housing management bodies, municipalities, and not-for-profit organizations with formal partnerships with Indigenous governments or organizations

Eligible projects include:

  • construction (including additions and extensions)
  • purchase of an existing building
  • repurposing an existing building

Units may be used for rental or for lease-to-purchase.

How to apply

Step 1. Read the guidelines

Read the Indigenous Housing Capital Program guide

Step 2. Complete the application package

Fill out the Indigenous Housing Capital Program: application for construction funding.

Include Appendix A: Proposed capital project plan

Step 3. Submit the application package

Submit the application:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Mail:
    Indigenous Housing Capital Program
    Alberta Seniors, Community and Social Services
    3rd Floor, 10044 108 Street NW
    Edmonton, AB T5J 5E6

After you apply

Applications are evaluated quarterly.

If any details change related to the project scope or approvals within this period, the applicant should advise Government of Alberta staff.


Subject to the agreement, successful applicants will be required to report on the following annually for the term of the agreement:

  • operating and financial model
  • development progress
  • financial status
  • ongoing tenant and waitlist profile
  • exit surveys for tenants
  • applicants perception of success