Housing Programs

Squamish Nation Assistance with Rent Program (SNARP)

To support our community affected by the health and housing crisis, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation Council helps with rent through the Squamish Nation Assistance with Rent Program (SNARP). This program is a pilot program, and we are currently in Year 3 of this program. Continuation of this program is based on the availability of funds.

Administered by Hiy̓ám̓ ta Sḵw̱xwú7mesh Housing Society (Hiy̓ám̓ Housing), this program will provide eligible tenants with up to $250 – $750 per month, for up to one year, paid directly to the eligible renter. The supplement is designed to help low and moderate-income Squamish Citizen renters facing financial hardship. Those currently living in housing with rent subsidized by any level of government will not qualify for this program.

Program Objectives

SNARP Year 4 (2024-2025)

We are pleased to announce that the Squamish Nation Assistance with Rent Program (SNARP) has been approved for a fourth year of funding for current recipients. Renewal applications for Year 4 of (SNARP) have been sent out, and as part of the application process, your 2023 Notice of Assessment (NOA) is required. 

Deadline for renewal applications closed on May 17, 2024.

Download: SNARP Program Q&A Yr 4

Download: SNARP Program Guide

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Housing Programs

Squamish Nation Assistance with Rent Program (SNARP)

To support our community affected by the health and housing crisis, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation Council helps with rent through the Squamish Nation Assistance with Rent Program (SNARP). This program is a pilot program, and we are currently in Year 3 of this program. Continuation of this program is based on the availability of funds.

Administered by Hiy̓ám̓ ta Sḵw̱xwú7mesh Housing Society (Hiy̓ám̓ Housing), this program will provide eligible tenants with up to $250 – $750 per month, for up to one year, paid directly to the eligible renter. The supplement is designed to help low and moderate-income Squamish Citizen renters facing financial hardship. Those currently living in housing with rent subsidized by any level of government will not qualify for this program.

Program Objectives

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Hiyám̓ Home Loan Program (HHLP)

To support our mandate to bring the community home within a generation, Hiy̓ám Housing launched the first phase of the home loan program in October 2021. This program provides Squamish Nation members with an opportunity to get a bank loan, similar to a mortgage, to construct a home. Administered by Hiy̓ám Housing this program is part of an affordable and equitable strategy to house the Squamish community along the spectrum of need and all income levels.

Each phase that we roll out will include home construction loans and additional expanded program options. If the member does not meet the bank’s loan eligibility requirements, those members will not qualify for this program.

Program Objectives








Phase 2 of the Hiy̓ám̓ Home Loan Program

The expanded program options for Phase 2 include:

1. Single-family dwellings to be built on ten (10) lots allocated from Squamish Nation to individual members;

2. Single-family dwellings to be built on five (5) Member-owned lots or for those who have a lot transferred into their name;

3. Five (5) renovations: this includes a renovation to complete the unfinished basement of a home that a Member owns to house other family members.

Depending on the number of eligible applications received, a lottery may need to be done to determine who will receive a loan.

 

Refer to the Program Guide and FAQ below for detailed information.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS CLOSED

 

Download: HHLP Application

Download: HHLP Program Guide

Download: HHLP FAQ

Download: HHLP Timeline

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