Want to apply for rental housing?
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The application deadline is March 1, annually. Citizens must apply annually. This also applies to citizens who currently rent a house in Anacla.
For rental housing questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you looking for building lot information? Visit our Building Lot page.
Additional Details for New Applicants
- If you have a housing application submitted and haven’t updated your information, please contact email@example.com.
- All applications have to be renewed every year on March 1. This is not a new policy, it has been part of the rental process of Huu-ay-aht since day one. If you had a housing application filled out before March 1st of last year, it is no longer valid and your name is no longer on the list. Get a new application sent in by email to firstname.lastname@example.org right away.
- Once you have filed an application you need to call the Huu-ay-aht Government Office at 250-723-0100 to make an appointment. A short interview is needed. The interview list is done based on need and having the right match of the size of the unit and the number of occupants, not on a “first come” basis.
- If you do not get an interview right away you will be on the list, but you will not be considered until the interview process is complete. The interview won’t take long.
- If you are no longer needing to be on the list, please let Rental Housing know so the next person can be moved up.
New Rental Housing in Anacla
Citizens living in or visiting Anacla will have noticed that the Nation is busy constructing 11 new units of housing, including both detached homes and multi-family units in the Upper Village on Nookemus Road.
While a few of these units are already occupied or allocated, others will be available for occupancy in mid-March as well as some other units already constructed.
The Nation has received preliminary approval from BC Housing to construct eight additional two and three bedroom multi-family units. These are tentatively scheduled to be ready for occupancy in March or April 2023.
With the funding that has been made available, there are different requirements to place renters into units, such as family size, genders, incomes, and special needs based on Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) requirements. The Nation will need to take these factors into account when allocating units.
Rental Housing Regulation
In addition to the requirements of the CMHC, Executive Council recently approved a new Rental Housing Regulation (RHR) which can be viewed here. The new regulation is based largely on the Residential Tenancy Act of BC, and does away with the former Huu-ay-aht Social Housing Regulation. The RHR establishes new rules for the allocation of units, as well as the responsibilities of tenants and the Landlord (which is Huu-ay-aht First Nations).
The RHR also requires the establishment of an independent Housing Authority (HA) which will manage all Huu-ay-aht rental units once it is established. The HA will collect rents, maintain all units, and will have responsibility for selecting tenants once it is operational. However, this is not likely to be in place in the next few months, and Huu-ay-aht will have interim responsibilities of the HA.
Additional Information for Leased Tenants
- If you have signed a 99-year lease with Huu-ay-aht, please remember that you own the house and that all repairs are your responsibility.
- If you are in need of some work we can help you find workers who will travel to Anacla but the expense is on you. Remember, you bought the home for $1 and were informed that the onus would be on you for all repairs. This is not Huu-ay-aht responsibility.
- If you are an Elder who needs help, please contact Rental Housing and they will help you.
There is a large shortage of homes and Huu-ay-aht is working very hard to get people in homes as soon as they can.
Huu-ay-aht is here to help you. We want nothing but the best for all our citizens and we are trying to accommodate everyone to the best we can.
Looking for information about leasing a building lot to build a home? Visit our Building Lot page.
Latest Housing News
- Housing Update (June 6, 2022)
- Huu-ay-aht to build 11 housing units with Rapid Housing Initiative funding from CMHC
- Huu-ay-aht is one step closer to opening Mother Centre
- Placemaking: From Houses to Homes
In need of housing?
Huuayaht citizens in need of rental housing in Anacla, or desiring to move to Anacla should complete the Rental Application, and these will be evaluated against available housing units and the legal requirements.
Annual Rental Housing Application
All current tenants need to complete a new Rental Application annually, which is available here, or in either Huu-ay-aht Government offices.
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