Sicamous Housing Projects

Housing is essential to the health and wellness of any community.

Council has established housing as one of its strategic priority areas and is committed to measures that will help increase affordable and attainable housing options in Sicamous. This includes building relationships with housing partners and providing land for affordable and attainable housing.

Attainable Housing Project

The District is pursuing the development of an attainable housing/commercial complex in its downtown core. The land for the housing development has already been secured and is located at 417 and 425 Main Street. A formal request for proposals has been released to attract qualified housing partners for the design, construction and management of the multi-use development.

Learn more here: Expression of Interest Released for Housing/Commercial Development

Attend an optional proponent meeting and site visit on July 18 at 10 a.m. located at 417 and 425 Main Street: Proponent Meeting & Site Visit

Housing Partnerships 

The District has dedicated the southern portion of the Main Street properties to Eagle Valley Senior Citizens Housing Society to build an affordable housing development that will provide 36 new housing units in the community. 

Eagle Valley Senior Citizens Housing Society is a not-for-profit organization that offers housing services to seniors and people living with disabilities. Three levels of housing are currently offered locally at The Haven, The Lodge and The Manor. 

You can learn more about the Society and the housing options it offers at Questions about the EVSCHS project or local housing options for seniors, please contact EVSCHS directly at 250-253-4207 or

Housing Strategy 

The District of Sicamous Housing Strategy was endorsed by Sicamous Council on February 8, 2022. The strategy was developed by the Housing Committee which was established in early 2022 following completion of the Housing Needs Assessment. 

District of Sicamous Housing Strategy

Housing Needs Assessment 

In 2021, District staff worked with CitySpaces Consulting to complete a Housing Needs Assessment that evaluates the community's current housing stock and considers factors such as homelessness, secondary seasonal dwellings, and short-term rentals. 

Under provincial legislation, municipalities and regional districts are required to complete housing needs reports by April of each year. These reports will help local governments and the B.C. government better understand and respond to housing needs in communities throughout B.C.

District of Sicamous Housing Needs Assessment


The District of Sicamous housing committee considers community perspectives on housing and provides input and recommendations to council. The committee is comprised of three council members and three community members. 

Standing committee members appointed by the Mayor: 

  • Councillor Malcolm Makayev
  • Councillor Siobhan Rich
  • Brenda Dalzell (Chair)
  • Tia Ciserella-Lemieux

Committee meetings are open to the public and held in council chambers located at Municipal Hall (446 Main Street). Meetings are hosted electronically via ZOOM and are recorded. All recordings are uploaded to the District of Sicamous YouTube channel.

2023 Meeting Information:

Meeting ID: 883 4517 6361
Dates: January 12, April 13, July 6 and October 5, 2023
Time:  1 p.m.
Location:  Council Chambers or ZOOM 
ZOOM Link:
Dial-in: +1 438 809 7799

View past meeting recordings!



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