Solutions for Housing and Climate

What if action on housing was also action on the climate? These five solutions show how.

Crisis pushing out residents

A chronic housing shortage, paired with a surging homeless count and a lack of resources, is causing trouble on Salt Spring Island.

Housing for Seniors

A lack of choice in housing makes some seniors very vulnerable to homelessness and stress. Long-term residents who have rented for many years are losing their rentals as homes are sold out from under them. Many of our artisans, chefs, care-workers and grand-parents are feeling the pinch around finding suitable housing. Here are some of their stories…

Housing for Essential Workers

Healthcare workers, teachers, and other working professionals struggle to stay on Salt Spring due to the high costs of rent – often 60% or more of their salaries – or simply not finding housing at all. People with well paying, full time jobs that provide services essential for a well-functioning community are being forced to leave. 

Housing Farmers and Businesses

Farmers and business owners are the backbone of our community. Our island has so much rural history, and also an exciting future with service and new digital businesses. But it is incredibly hard for farmers and business owners to find housing for their workers.