Housing Programs

Northern Development offers three programs for local governments to fund the planning and construction of new housing in its service region.

Please review our programs and get in touch with us if you have any questions or need any assistance with our programs.

Housing Needs Assessment

Housing Programs

The Housing Needs Assessment program provides one-time grant funding to local governments for the development of a comprehensive housing needs assessment that covers the entire community and meets the requirements of the 'Local Government Statutes (Housing Needs Reports) Amendment Act.'

Community Planning for Housing

Housing Programs

The Community Planning for Housing program provides grant funding for municipalities and regional districts to assist with the cost of hiring incremental planning capacity for a 12-month period. Local governments are eligible to receive up to $40,000 from Northern Development.

Northern Housing Incentive

Housing Programs

The Northern Housing Incentive program provides grant funding to local governments to create a 'Dollars to the Door' program that will enhance and support economic development by incentivizing private sector housing developments in communities across Northern B.C. This, in turn, will retain seniors and attract workforce and thereby increase business and employment opportunities.