Harrow Road – A Place to Call Home
Sea to Sky Community Services (SSCS), in partnership with BC Housing and the Village of Pemberton, is leading an exciting new affordable housing development in Pemberton, located at the corner of Harrow Road and Highway 99.
Construction Activity Starts March 2023
Our Harrow Road Affordable Housing project is expected to kick off this month with site preparation works. You will see our contractor mobilizing on site, construction fencing will be installed, trees will be removed, and preload will be applied. Please excuse the activity associated with this initial phase of work. This phase of work is anticipated to take approximately 6-8 weeks, followed by a preload settlement period of approximately 6-8 months. The work will comply with Pemberton’s Noise Regulation Bylaw for Construction Noise.
When constructed, the development will include 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 development will include 63 housing units for community members and ground floor commercial space, some of which will be for SSCS staff and programs including children’s services, mental health and much needed community services in Pemberton.
To register your interest in affordable housing in Pemberton submit the form below.
Please note, this is not an application form. Tenant applications have not yet opened. Updates to the application process will be posted on this webpage, so please check back in the new year.
We look forward to answering project questions that are not already answered in our FAQs. Please submit your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- September 8, 2022 | Community Information Meeting
- September 27, 2022 | Public Hearing
- 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.
- 1 bedroom: $1,400/month
- 2 bedroom: $2,000/month
- 3 bedroom: $2,500/month
- 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.
- 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
- 1 bedroom: $375/month
- 2 bedroom: $570/month
- 3 bedroom: $660/month
- 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/
If you have any questions about the proposed project, please contact: Jessie Abraham, Director of Housing at email@example.com or 604-892-5796 ext. 245