Squamish’s newest affordable housing units went onto the market this week.

‘Centrepoint’ the $10-million downtown project run by Sea to Sky Community Services (SSCS) has 32 units available for rent, ranging from studio suites to 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. 15 are subject to housing income limits, 17 are below market.

Dennis Smith, Housing & Facilities Manager with Sea to Sky Community Services says the building features two floors that are below market rate, meaning the units are rented out substantially below the going rate. The remaining 15 are reserved for those that meet certain income criteria.

Smith says they’re filling a need for both below market and affordable housing; “These units are available to everybody. We recognize at Sea to Sky Community Services that we certainly can’t satisfy everyone but what we do know is that we certainly are filling a desperate need in this community for below market and affordable housing rentals”.

One bedroom units are renting from $985 subject to income limits, the same unit for below market is going for $1,175. Studio units start at $600 (income dependent), and there are also wheelchair accessible units available for $600 (subject to income limits). Smith says there is still more work to be done regarding housing in the region.

The building also features space that will be utilzed by Sea to Sky Community Services programming and the Squamish United Church.

You can few floor plans of the units and submit an application here.


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