Joint Housing Project

In partnership with the Aboriginal Land Trust, Swahili Vision International Association is embarking on an exciting housing development initiative in New Westminster. This innovative project aims to provide affordable housing to Black and Indigenous families, Elders, and individuals, addressing a pressing need in the community.

This housing project is a testament to collaboration and community impact. By recognizing the underserved Black and urban Indigenous communities’ need for affordable housing, we are laying the foundation for a unique living space that promotes the exchange of knowledge, cultures, and traditions across generations.

Operated by Lu’ma Native Housing Society and Swahili Vision International Association, and with operational oversight provided by the Aboriginal Housing Management Association, this project will redefine community living. The housing complex will offer a range of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, along with ground-floor amenities like a full kitchen, washroom, and storage room.

The exterior features include a spacious outdoor terrace equipped with a dining area, seating, and barbecue hookups, as well as multi-use exercise spaces and a children’s play area. This project exemplifies our commitment to building safe, affordable, and culturally appropriate housing that benefits our entire community.

Funding for this project will be provided through the Building BC: Community Housing Fund, as part of the Province’s 10-year, $7-billion housing plan. The construction is set to begin in the summer, with the new homes expected to be completed in early 2024. This initiative is not just about housing; it’s about creating a thriving, inclusive, and vibrant community for all.