New Housing Council website:

The Salt Spring Housing Council has a new and updated website here – and there is a page for Dragonfly Commons here.

The Housing Council is an organization that supports and advocates for affordable housing in our community:  “We recognize that affordable housing is a cornerstone of community sustainability and quality of life”. 

We, at Dragonfly, have been quite involved with the Housing Council initiative to bring together all of the stakeholders in the affordable housing sphere on Salt Spring to publicize the severity of the housing crisis.  They have a wonderful volunteer publicist, Jason Mogus; also Rhonan Heitzmann has really taken up the fight to help with affordable housing including a new column in the Driftwood highlighting the housing crisis.




Fernando to speak at the next Community Alliance meeting

March 26th (7 to 9 pm) Lions Hall
Doors @ 6:30 pm 

Over the past few months, both Fernando and Tami have attended a number of the Salt Spring Island Community Alliance meetings in order to represent Dragonfly Commons and to speak about affordable housing in general.

Next Monday, March 26th, the Alliance meeting will spotlight “Drake Road Affordable Housing”.
Excerpt from their website:

Kisae Petersen and Fernando dos Santos will join the Alliance, for our March meeting to contribute their knowledge to our conversation about Drake Road affordable housing.
Kisae Petersen, Salt Spring Island Housing Council Chair, Director of Housing for Island Women Against violence (who are working hard to develop new affordable housing at Croftonbrook.)
Fernando and Tami Dos Santos, are spearheading a local not-for-profit initiative – Dragonfly Commons – to bring about an innovative solution to our local workforce housing crisis on Drake Road.
As well as others who will specifically address the local issues regarding affordable housing.

We are encouraged by the support for affordable housing from this group.  Consider attending this meeting to show your interest in housing.

For more information about the Community Alliance, check out their website:

or find them on Facebook.