Are you considering leaving the island due to the stresses involved with finding or staying in a home? Know someone who is leaving or has already left?
After festering for years, our housing crisis has only gotten worse, with so many of us finding it harder and harder to stay. Musicians, nurses, your kid’s super cool teacher, restaurant staff and farmers working to feed us, and so many others are being forced into the heart-breaking decision of saying goodbye to this community, and leaving us all the poorer as a result.
To all the people who are considering leaving, we SEE you, and we need to HEAR you.
Salt Spring is at a critical point where decisions are being made at local government levels that will either start to finally address the housing crisis, or continue to avoid and ignore it. Without action, the Salt Spring we love – the artists, families, young people, activists, counter-culture hippies and weirdos that have long been the lifeblood of this alternative community – might disappear.
We can still stop this, but the community needs to hear from you to help them build understanding and empathy, and for our leaders have the courage and mandate to act! By sharing your story and filling out this form below you will help us tell the story of how lack of affordable housing affects our community well being. We will share these stories (with your permission) online, in the local media, and at public meetings.
Thanks for sharing your story or forwarding this form to someone who you care about!
Please share your story on this page.