Gabriola Housing Society
Working for affordable housing on Gabriola
Gabriola Housing Society respectfully acknowledges that we live and work on lands that are part of Snuneymuxw First Nation territory. We are grateful to the Nation for their traditional stewardship of these lands.
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.
The 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Gabriola Housing Society will be on
THURSDAY OCTOBER 19, 2023, at 7:00pm
Gabriola Agricultural Cooperative Hall, (AGI Hall), 465 South Rd, Gabriola, BC.
News Update — July/August 2023
As part of our ongoing work to be eligible for government funding, Island Health requires us to collect current water-quality samples from our well. This will be done in early August and will require us to use a generator for two or three hours to run the well-pump. We have consulted closely with the Gabriola Fire Department to ensure the presence of the appropriate fire suppression equipment, depending on the fire hazard level. Neighbours have been notified with apologies for any noise disturbance. Extra water produced during pumping will be distributed in the forest east of Paisley Place.
Our team of engineering and design professionals, led by our architect Peter Treuheit of Mobius Architecture, continues to work on the building plans. The construction drawings are nearly complete. Generous donations from Gabriola’s community are supporting this work as we continue to explore various funding options through governments and other sources.
Cooperative property care with GaLTT:
In June, GaLTT installed new signage on the licensed public walking trail across the north-west part of the GHS Paisley Place property, which connects to the RDN park trail from Lockinvar to the Community Health Centre. And in July, GaLTT and GHS volunteers removed invasive Scotch broom plants from the edges of the forest. To the east of our property, the RDN Parks Department has flagged the Paisley Park borders to prepare for a public walking trail through the north-south panhandle that will be constructed soon.
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.