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Harrow Road Project

Harrow Road Project

 

Sea to Sky Community Services (SSCS), in partnership with BC Housing and the Village of Pemberton, is leading an exciting new affordable housing project in Pemberton, located at the corner of Harrow Road and Highway 99.

 

The project will be for a mix of rents and incomes within a single building, providing affordable non-market rental housing to families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. Thirty percent of units will be market rentals (moderate incomes), 50% will be ‘rent geared to income’ (subsidized units for households that meet BC Housing limits), and 20% deep subsidy (low incomes). The housing program does not include housing with support services or residential care components. The proposed development will have 63 housing units for community members and ground floor commercial space, some of which will be for SSCS staff and programs so they can provide much needed community services in Pemberton.

The proposed site will be at the corner of Harrow Road and Hwy 99.

The project will be located on a 3-acre site at the corner of Harrow Road and Highway 99.

The housing will be for a mix of rents and incomes, ranging from one to three-bedroom units.

The proposed five-storey development will include space for 63 affordable housing units, SSCS administration and social services.

An update on the project:

Thank you to everyone who took the time to engage with us and provide well thought-out feedback and shared their vision for the space.  We received an incredible 684 responses to our online dialogue sessions and online survey! Respondents expressed overwhelming and urgent need for affordable housing in community. We also heard lots of suggestions about additional features and services we could provide. Our project team has worked hard to incorporate feedback and respond to community concerns. Please visit our FAQ page for common questions we received and our responses.

In March 2022, SSCS submitted a rezoning application to the Village of Pemberton for review. Next steps include Village review and Public Hearing – we hope to share more with you soon!

Watch our informational video to find out more.

Where are we now?

  • February 2022 | Public engagement – completed
  • March 2022 | Application submission for an Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment and rezoning to the Village of Pemberton
  • Summer 2023 | Building construction to begin, pending approval
  • 2024 | Housing Applications Open
  • 2025 | Occupancy anticipated

Eligibility & Rental Rates

What is “affordable housing”?

Housing is considered affordable when 30% or less of your household’s gross income goes toward paying for your housing costs.

Who will be eligible to live in the proposed development?

All tenants must meet maximum income thresholds that differ depending on the level of affordability of the unit.

Project Target Populations:

Low to moderate income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities

Market rent is based on current market rent rates.

Rental cost: 

  • 1 bedroom: $1,400/month
  • 2 bedroom: $2,000/month
  • 3 bedroom: $2,500/month

Eligibility:

  • Household income up to $77,430 for units with 1 bedroom
  • Household income up to $120, 990 for units with 2 and 3 bedrooms

These are units where the rent is adjusted based on income.  

Rental Cost: Tenants pay 30% of (before tax) household income towards rent. For example: A 2 bedroom household earning $3,000/month (before taxes) pays $900/month in rent. Income verification is required once per year. Rents will change based on income. 

Eligibility:

  • Household income up to $52,500 for units with 1 bedroom
  • Household income up to $58,000 for units with 2 bedrooms
  • Household income up to $69,500 for units with 3 bedrooms

These are units where the rent is deeply subsidized for low-income households, including those on Income Assistance or OAS/GIS

Rental Cost:

  • 1 bedroom: $375/month
  • 2 bedroom: $570/month
  • 3 bedroom: $660/month

Eligibility:

  • Household income up to $19,813 for 1 bedroom units
  • Household income up to $26,400 for 2 and 3 bedroom units

Frequently Asked Questions

Please go to: https://www.sscs.ca/pemberton-housing-faq/

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the proposed project, please contact: Jessie Abraham, Director of Housing at jessie.abraham@sscs.ca or 604-892-5796 ext. 245

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