Housing

Affordable, quality housing is a fundamental human right that requires resources – both financial and non-financial – as well as a supportive framework of law and policies to achieve.

Rob works with clients to make affordable, quality housing and infrastructure a reality.

Example of Clients

Huu-ay-aht First Nations Independent Housing Panel

In 2019, the Executive Council of Huu-ay-aht First Nations appointed this independent Panel with the following mandate:

“To review Huu-ay-aht’s land use, housing, and related policies, legislation and programs, and recommend practical changes to ensure that the Nation meets its goal of a safe, healthy, appealing place to live.”

Huu-ay-aht First Nations is committed to ensuring citizens have access to safe and healthy place to live. The Independent Panel was tasked with developing a housing study in order to determine what kinds of housing is needed and what thoughts citizens have on the subject. The future of our housing plan will be shaped from the final report from the Independent Housing Panel.

Project

Where Rob came in

  • Assisted in the development of the overall strategy
  • Supported in bringing together the independent panel members
  • Chair of the Independent Panel

The Huu-ay-aht First Nations Independent Housing Panel has delivered its Interim Report, which details what the panel heard from citizens and provides an initial housing assessment.

Short film of the Panel’s Recommendations

The 7-minute film, produced and filmed by Munro/Thompson, introduces the Huu-ay-aht First Nations Independent Housing Panel, describes the project and provides information on how citizens can inform the panel’s final report.

Hear what the panelists have to say on the engagement that’s taken place so far, and learn about how this project will benefit the lives of Huu-ay-aht citizens both living at home and those who may consider moving back to the Ḥahuułi.

Media Coverage

Huu-ay-aht moves forward with six modular homes

Huu-ay-aht First Nations

May 8, 2019 – Huu-ay-aht wants to make its homelands a safe, healthy, appealing place where citizens choose to live. One obstacle to achieving this goal is a shortage of housing. This has been the main reason for a significant push to complete the first phase of the Upper Anacla Subdivision.

In last year’s budget, Huu-ay-aht First Nations Executive Council has established an Independent Housing Panel to explore what is needed within the Nation’s traditional territory.

Huu-ay-aht First Nations hoping members move to territory with addition of new homes

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Anacla, BC — The Huu-ay-aht First Nations are taking steps to alleviate a significant housing shortage with the addition of six homes in Anacla this summer.

Though the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation has about 850 members, the majority of them do not live in its main community of Anacla, which has approximately 100 residents. That’s because the community currently only has 44 houses. But several of those need plenty of upgrades.