Community Housing

Murakami GardensMurakami Gardens, 167 Rainbow Road Salt Spring Island, provides 27 rental units of affordable and safe, long term housing for Salt Spring Island families and individuals.

There are 27 self-contained studio, one, two and three bedroom rental suites with rent levels set to ensure ongoing affordability. Applicants will need to meet eligibility criteria to be considered for tenancy.

To apply, please complete an application. Forms are available from:

  • Pick up from Community Services at 268 Fulford Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island
  • Phone at (250) 537.9971

For further information, or if you have questions please contact the Community Housing Manager at (250) 537-4612




Twenty-seven unit apartment building on Rainbow Road in the Ganges Village.


Three bedroom family apartment on Hereford Avenue in the Ganges Village.

Access to Murakami Gardens or Hereford Apartment is done by completing an application package. An assessment will be completed to confirm eligibility, and a waiting list is kept to match apartments with applicants when a vacancy occurs.


Seven bedroom rooming house style residence for low income individuals. The building has shared kitchen and living spaces with private bed and bathrooms. This residence is operated in partnership with BC Housing. Rent is on a sliding scale depending on income, with a minimum rate consistent with income assistance shelter rates.

Access to Lautman Residence is through SSI Community Services Outreach Services which includes the Housing First program, or by inquiring with the SSI Community Services Housing Director. Both are available at 268 Fulford-Ganges Road or 250-537-9971.


Please note: Applicants need to join the BC Housing register to be eligible to apply.

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