Aqanttanam Housing Society owns 16 houses and 10 duplexes purchased under the Rural Native Housing program from 1992 through 1994. These properties are rented to indigenous families under a rent geared to income subsidized formula under an Operating Agreement with BC Housing.
In March 2007, AHS purchased a 12-unit apartment block under the Provincial Homeless Initiative. There are 10 two-bedroom and 2 one-bedroom units which are partially subsidized to low income families and individuals who are homeless or at high risk of becoming homeless.
In May 2008, we purchased an 18 unit three-bedroom townhouse complex under the Provincial Homeless Initiative. We house low income families who are homeless or at high risk of becoming homeless.
Chief Agnes MCCoy Centre
The Chief Agnes McCoy Centre is located at 520B Hurry Ave NW in Cranbrook and provides 39 new homes for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous families, elders and individuals with monthly rents that are affordable for low-income families.
The building is named in honour of the late Agnes McCoy, an elected Chief and respected elder from ʔaq̓am. Chief Agnes McCoy was also one of the founders of the Aqanttanam Housing Society, which operates the building.
This three-storey wood frame building provides one, two-and three-bedroom homes. The building has an elevator and a main floor laundry room. The apartments on the first floor have a door in the unit that you can step right outside onto a deck, and the second and third floors all have balconies to enjoy the outside.