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General News · 12th April 2022
Cortes Community Housing - Mat
Cortes Island has partnered with the Campbell River and District Coalition to End Homelessness (CRDCEH). After many months of planning, we are now ready to launch our survey project. This project is different from both the SRD's Transportation Survey and their Housing Needs Assessment Surveys. While their project looks more to the economic and market considerations of housing and compares it to other jurisdictions, ours looks to the person-centered/social side of housing insecurity and access to services.

This survey is meant to be filled out by people who:
Live in the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) boundary (including Cortes Island)
Feel that their current home is unsuitable for them or unaffordable
Or find it difficult to secure housing and access services in their community

The results of this survey will be available to governments, organizations, and community groups for:
Articulating the importance of housing and service expansion on Cortes
Applying for funding to support housing and service needs on remote islands
Influencing program and service development for those in need
Informing housing and services policies and practices in the region

The survey period runs from April 11-May 11. If you need a paper copy of the survey, it will be available at the Cortes Island Library + the Whaletown Post Office + Women’s Centre for pick-up and drop off. Your participation will be completely anonymous.

Please help us to better understand your housing and service needs by filling out the online survey here:

Thanks for supporting the creation of more affordable housing options and services on Cortes Island.

Sandra Wood, CHS Executive Director
On behalf of the Cortes Community Housing Society (CHS)