RESILIENCE!

RESILIENCE!

Remember the saying, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”? Usually said to keep our spirits up if we had worked hard for a job or a grade that we didn’t attain. It’s an encouragement offered us when attempting a long reach. Now is a good time to conjure...

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Commitments for Rainbow Ridge

Commitments for Rainbow Ridge

Dear Friends & Neighbours, Residents of Cortes Island, As you may know, Rainbow Ridge is a 51 acre property, located in Mansons Landing. Recently 6 acres of the property has been rezoned allowing us to create 20 Non-Profit affordable rental homes on the...

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2020 Year in Review

2020 Year in Review

Housing Society 2020 Year End Review Looking back on 2020, the Cortes Island Seniors Society (CISS) and the Cortes Community Housing Society (CHS) had an incredibly busy year creating more affordable rental homes; here are some of our major accomplishments: February:...

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Love Letter to YOU

Love Letter to YOU

YOU did it, WE did it, WE all did it together. We have the funds to fully pay off the Rainbow Ridge land debt! We did it with hope, with help, with luck, sometimes with hand wringing and restless nights, but mainly we did it with your support and love. We could never...

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We Are So Close To Home

We Are So Close To Home

Two months ago, we owed $445,000 in local land loans on Rainbow Ridge. Today we only owe $47,000 Canadian OR just $38,000 USF! This has been a miracle born out of forethought and immense generousity by the many who understand the urgent need for affordable rental...

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To Our Unsung Heroes and Heroines

To Our Unsung Heroes and Heroines

We came to the end of what was a globally challenging year, and yet here on Cortes, together we pulled off a community miracle. Phase 1 of the ambitious Cortes Housing Society’s massive effort to provide affordable housing is complete. It did not come without a cost,...

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We Are So Close…So Very Close!

We Are So Close…So Very Close!

January the 15th is a huge day for us all, even if you haven’t marked your 2021 calendars or even know why. It is the day when we, the Cortes Community Housing Society submit our proposal to BC Housing for financing the building of 20 homes on the property called...

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