Housing Needs Assessment

Southern Gulf Islands Housing Needs Assessment
FEBRUARY 2018 Study
Submitted by JG Consulting Services Ltd.

“All stages of research strongly demonstrate that suitable and affordable housing remains unattainable for many Southern Gulf Island residents.”

In summary:
“All evidence clearly points to serious shortages in secure, appropriate and affordable housing for low to moderate income earners. Renters are particularly impacted as their incomes are insufficient to enter the homeownership market, and the limited number of rental properties are increasingly vacant seasonally or placed in the vacation rental market. Community members strongly described the housing situation as bordering on crisis, and as having serious impacts on themselves and their families, community well-being and economic sustainability.”