With an increasing shortage of affordable housing for our workforce, Salt Spring Island’s housing crisis is worsening and impacting every aspect of our community – our seniors, businesses, hospital and schools. To find a path forward to a more resilient, ecologically sustainable community, we published Homes for Islanders: An Integrated Housing Solutions Framework for Salt… Continue reading New Proposal to Fix the Housing Crisis on Salt Spring
Public and Private Potable Water Systems and Existing and Emerging Water Conservation Strategies On June 15, 2023 Salt Spring Solutions, the SSI Watershed Protection Alliance and Transition Salt Spring co-hosted a free community workshop focused on the opportunities and challenges of using potable rainwater on the islands for commercial, institutional and multiunit development. The workshop… Continue reading Navigating Water Needs in a Housing Crisis
By Mairi Welman A commentary by the co-chair of Salt Spring Solutions, published in the Times Colonist. To see the original article, please follow this link. Lack of housing is an issue in communities large and small across Canada. However, one of the key reasons that solving the housing crisis on Salt Spring Island has… Continue reading Gulf Islanders need housing solutions
A core reason that solving the housing crisis on Salt Spring Island has been such a tough nut to crack is because of the fragmented nature of the island’s governance and lack of coordination and collaboration between government organizations, says local community group Salt Spring Solutions.
Here are some highlights from Salt Spring Solutions’ work in 2021.
Read Daniel Wood’s article in the Times Colonist celebrating the recent passing of housing recommendations.
One-stop shop for all the stories we have on how the housing crisis is affecting locals with diverse realities!
After years of pressure from people like you, the Local Trust Committee (LTC) finally passed some significant motions last week that should have a positive impact on our workforce housing crisis.
Here are simple steps to voice your support for the Trust to act on the housing crisis now.
We have created an exhibition: quotes, excerpts, and photos from these heart breaking #GoodbyeSaltSpring stories have been made beautiful by a talented local designer and posted, in a quilt like fashion, on the windows next to Salt Spring Coffee. It’s a powerful display of what’s going on in our community today.