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LOCATION
Hornby Island, BC

CLIENT
Hornby Island Housing Society

DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION
2017 – Ongoing

BUILDING SIZE
Single storey
26 Units

TOTAL BUDGET
TBD

DESIGN TEAM
TBD

The Islanders Secure Land Association (ISLA) is a non-profit society formed in 2005 to address the need for affordable housing on Hornby Island, particularly for families and young people.

ISLA’s objective is to facilitate construction of permanently affordable housing on Hornby Island, to maintain socio-economic diversity and ensure that there is a supply of workforce housing available.

Hornby Island has a small population with a median age of 61.4 years (Canadian Census, 2016). Its housing supply is limited, and housing prices are too high for a worker earning Hornby’s median income of $32,209 (Eberle Planning & Research, 2008).

In June 2010, ISLA received 18.5 acres of land at 5040 Central Road (the “Site”) from the Weiss Family.
ISLA invested considerable volunteer time and effort to secure site-specific zoning permissions and
proposes a 20-unit development with a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom standalone units and a small community building providing a communal laundry facility and gathering space on the bottom floor and a larger four-bedroom unit.

M’akola Development Services (MDS) has been retained to secure provincial funding for the project, manage procurement, complete a feasibility analysis, and plan construction.

MDS Services

  • Partnership development
  • Feasibility analysis
  • Development and construction analysis and planning
  • Funding application to BC Housings’ Community Housing Fund

Project Reference

JoAnn Harrison
Hornby Island Housing Society

250-335-1378 / 250-218-3970
joharrison@telus.net