Off Reserve Aboriginal Housing
Released April 2014 - Aboriginal Off-Reserve Housing Needs in the Cowichan Region – a report for the Regional Affordable Housing Directorate of Social Planning Cowichan. This report provides a window into a deeper understanding of the housing needs of First Nations people throughout the Cowichan region. The report connects the impact of historical events, such as residential schooling, with a host of housing needs First Nations people face today. It provides an understanding of some of the challenges of providing adequate and safe housing on-reserve and how that affects the need for safe, culturally appropriate housing off-reserve. Based on interviews and statistical data, it reveals a complex picture of how secure, affordable housing is related to well-being on many levels.