Seniors and long-term residents

Seniors and long-term residents

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...

Healthcare workers and teachers

Healthcare workers and teachers

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. 

Families and children

Families and children

Families and children suffer from not knowing where home is going to be, or with having alternative, communal living arrangements taken away. Some families and single moms are experiencing discrimination when landlords will not rent to them because they have children.