WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE 2018-08-16T23:04:03+00:00

OUR MISSION & VISION

Mamele’awt Qweesome Housing Society is recognized as a sustainable housing provider, managed by a caring and competent team, building a better tomorrow for the people.

Mamele’awt Qweesome Housing Society provides affordable housing and support services primarily for Aboriginal people in the Fraser Valley in a way that ensures tenant safety, empowers self-determination and the honouring of healthy agreements.

OUR HISTORY

Mamale’awt Qweesome Housing Society has evolved from a grassroots organization meeting the on-the-ground needs of rural-to-urban Aboriginal peoples to a cutting-edge leader who has grown beyond bricks and mortar to embrace a holistic approach to meeting the needs of our community.

1987

MQHS was formed (under our original name: Mission Native Housing Society) to address housing shortages in Mission and the surrounding area, giving Aboriginal people in need of safe, affordable housing unified voice.

1990

Acquired 15 houses throughout Mission, BC.

1991

5 more houses added to our portfolio in the Mission area.

1995

MQHS completed the development of St’at’xwaya (A place between two creeks), a community of 37 family townhouse units.

1999

MQHS incorporated their first sister society: To’o Housing Society. Through hard work and dedication to our families, we developed a 23-apartment complex. To’o was designed to create a safe, supportive, community-centred environment to bring generations together.

2007

Located in Chilliwack, Miranda apartments is a 20-unit building, with one-bedroom and bachelor suites, for rent at low-market value. Our tenants are active Elders, couples without children, and singles

2019

January – The Waterstone will offer 80 affordable units ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms for singles, families and seniors with low to moderate incomes.

2020

TBD – The Yalestone will offer 50 affordable units bedrooms for singles, families and seniors with low to moderate incomes. In partnership with Abbotsford Community Services Autumn House Youth Housing Program

GOING FORWARD

Mamele’awt Qweesome Housing Society continues to work towards breaking down the silos between various stages of housing and supports in order to better support all members of our communities. We continue to assist in alleviating the current housing crisis in the lower mainland communities.

MQHS also continues to build their capacity for increased self-sufficiency and continue their work as a leader in the social housing and property development sector in British Columbia.

WE ARE MORE EFFECTIVE WHEN
WE WORK TOGETHER

We continuously seek active viable partners that bring expertise, assets and/or programs to work together in better supporting those in our community most in need.

We currently work with a number of community partners including: local businesses who graciously provide donations, various levels of government and many other service providers.

MQHS is involved and participates with numerous committees to ensure we are an effective community partner contributing to healthy local communities.

RE-BUILDING COMMUNITIES

Thank you for your interest in becoming a resident! MQHS offers affordable units for singles, families and seniors with low to moderate incomes. There are income restrictions to qualify

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