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Affordability and sustainability

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A place to call home

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Help create affordable housing on Hornby

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It gives us great pleasure to report that at our annual general meeting on September 17, 2017, the membership voted to support Islanders’ Secure Land Association entering into a partnership with BCHousing for the purpose of building year round affordable rental homes at Beulah Creek Village.

For more background information on this partnership and our plan for moving forward click here.


Affordable Housing – A Pressing Need

Hornby Island has a world-class reputation as a travel destination, but it is a distinction that comes with challenges: a seasonal service economy with many low-paying jobs, rental housing that is expensive and often available only part of the year, many off-island owners and part-time residents, and high property values that are out of reach for local wage-earners.

We are working to provide year-round, secure, and affordable housing on Hornby.

Why is it important?

  • Working families, earning island incomes, have the opportunity to put down roots and thrive.
  • Children can grow up in stable, safe, healthy homes and supportive neighbourhoods.
  • Our island community needs access to housing that is affordable to teachers, healthcare providers, retail and restaurant employees, office staff, small business owners, artists, people in the building trades. These residents provide essential services and contribute to a healthy economy.
  • Families, and singles help our island remain balanced and whole – with young and old, working and retired, and a wide range of incomes.
  • Because ISLA housing will remain permanently affordable, the public and private dollars invested are protected in perpetuity. It is a community asset that will benefit Hornby islanders for generations.

Please explore this website to learn more and get involved!




What is ISLA? Islanders’ Secure Land Association (ISLA) is working to maintain the diversity of the Hornby Island community by answering the ongoing need for permanently affordable housing. Hornby Island’s […]

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Beulah Creek Village

The history: Since 2005, the ISLA volunteer boards have worked to find a way to get affordable home ownership housing on the land donated by the Weiss family. We could […]

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(We are in the process of completing an up-to-date FAQ section based on recent major changes to the direction of the project and partnership with BC Housing.  For more information […]

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Get Involved

Affordable, stable housing is only possible with the community’s support. How can you help? Donate Donations help cover the administrative costs of maintaining the land under development, and towards financing […]

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ISLA Box 75 Hornby Island, BC. V0R 1Z0  

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