Salt Spring Commons

Salt Spring Commons is a new, affordable housing project on a 5-acre property owned by Salt Spring Island Community Services, within the Ganges Village area and adjacent to an established pedestrian trail leading to Ganges Village and Mouat’s Park.

Phase 1 of the project includes 12 two and three bedroom units ready for occupancy January 1, 2021.  Phase II includes another 12 units with occupancy May of 2021.

salt spring mapCurrently on Salt Spring Island, everyone is challenged to find safe, secure and appropriate long-term housing on Salt Spring Island. The consequences include many families with “good paying jobs” living in substandard housing, being forced to move frequently or even seasonally, or deciding to move off island permanently. The negative impacts this has on our community’s schools, economy and overall social wellness are widely known and discussed.

Using land owned by the organization and ideally suited for family housing, SSICS has developed this project to provide high quality rental homes below market rate. The property’s close proximity to schools and services, location within an existing residential neighbourhood, and natural setting make it an ideal place for people to live.  Rental units will be owned by Salt Spring Island Community Services providing a foundation and revenue stream for ongoing costs.

To apply, all applications for Salt Spring Commons must be completed through the BC Housing Registry here. All questions regarding applying or the status of your application should be directed to the BC Housing Registry.

SaltspringBWphotos-90A ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Selina Robinson, Minister of Housing and Municipal Affairs and local government officials July 16, 2019.  Read more about the event.