Gabriola Housing Society

Working for affordable housing on Gabriola


Gabriola Housing Society is a non-profit, registered charity. Our vision is:
Affordable, comfortable, secure rental housing for Gabriolans of all ages who have low to moderate incomes.

Read about our proposed building site at Paisley Place. Find answers to the most frequently asked questions on our FAQ page. If you have questions or concerns please use our contact information at the bottom of this page. All technical documents relating to our proposal may be found on the Islands Trust Gabriola Applications webpage under Gabriola > Current Applications.

AGM May 25, Arts & Heritage Hall 7pm

The Annual General Meeting of Gabriola Housing Society will be on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 7pm in Arts and Heritage Hall, 476 South Rd., Gabriola.

News Update—May 2022

At the May 12 Local Trust Committee (LTC) meeting, the Trustees gave Second and Third Reading to the Housing Agreement Bylaw #308 for the proposed Paisley Place housing project.

Only two steps now remain to achieve the necessary rezoning of the proposed building site property on Paisley Place:

  1. Approval of Bylaw 308 by the Islands Trust Executive Committee,
  2. Final Adoption by the LTC of all three Bylaws: #306 (OCP), #307 (LUB), and #308 (HA).

We hope these final steps will happen in the next month or two.
For more information about the May 12 decisions, see the Staff Report here on the Islands Trust website.

The generous anonymous donation received earlier in the spring is allowing our engineering and architectural design work to continue to the shovel ready stage. At recent meetings we discussed designs for the common building at the heart of the development.

In January, BC Housing announced on their website that invitations to apply for the next round of Community Housing Funding will occur some time in the next 24 months. When we apply, our success is much more likely if we have our IT rezoning completed and our site planning at the “shovel ready” stage. In the meantime we count on YOUR continued financial and community support. Thank you!

For more information about BC Housing’s Community Housing Fund:

You Can Help Us

One of the best ways you can help is to make a tax-deductible donation. GHS is a registered charity. Use our Canada Helps website form button to make your donation—they will issue your tax receipt. Or you can send an e-transfer to or cheque directly to GHS.

Did you know you can receive Gabriola Housing Society (GHS) membership for only $5?

Your membership entitles you to vote at Annual and Special General Meetings, and you will receive GHS news directly by email. You will also know that you are helping to build more affordable and secure housing on Gabriola.

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