Esḵéḵxwi7ch tl'a Sp'áḵw'us Place

Esḵéḵxwi7ch tl'a Sp'áḵw'us Place means the gathering place of eagles

Affordable Homes with Supports on Government Road

Eskékxwi7ch tl’a Sp’áḵw’us Place is a 27-unit development that provides support for vulnerable Sḵwxwú7mesh members. These homes are exclusively for Sḵwxwú7mesh members. Priority is given to vulnerable women and their children experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The second priority will be families, Elders, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ2SIA+ who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

We prioritize the use of culture as a means of promoting healing, with the belief that culture can save lives. Our objective is to counteract the harmful effects of historical and current colonial policies by offering healing opportunities firmly grounded in cultural values, land-based programming, and de-colonizing practices.

The complex consists of 27 self-contained units, including 11 Studios, 4 accessible studios, 4 one-bedroom units, 4 two-bedroom units, and 4 two-bedroom accessible units.

Eskékxwi7ch tl’a Sp’áḵw’us Place has a Program Manager, Tenant Support Workers, Kitchen Coordinator, and Building Service Worker. All staff are trained to provide culturally safe, decolonized, compassionate, and progressive care with an understanding of anti-oppression work and intersectionality.

Hiy̓ám̓ collaborates with external agencies to provide mental health and wellness services, substance use issues, harm reduction, and medical care. Internally, Hiy̓ám̓ will be working with all the Sḵwxwú7mesh Nation departments to ensure the seamless delivery of services.


Seaichem Exterior Photo (1)
Community Engagements

Thank you to everyone who joined us in-person and via Zoom at our community meeting at Totem Hall on April 26, 2022. We appreciate you taking the time to share your ideas and comments about the project with us. On August 13, 2022 the building was officially blessed and the official breaking ground ceremony was held on August 23, 2022. 

Project Update

Construction has been substantially completed and gradual tenanting started in February 2024.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Rapid Housing Initiative logo
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw - Squamish Nation logo
Aboriginal Housing Management Association logo with 'celebrating 25 years' tagline
Squamish Nation Trust Logo

Squamish Nation Trust

Operational Funding

BC Housing
Project Location

41139 Government Road, on Siyich’em IR 16 in the Squamish Valley, between Brackendale and Garibaldi.

Simplified map of the Government Road Project by Hiy̓ám̓ Housing
Project Team
Hiy̓ám̓ Housing's primary logo with workmark in with icon in orange
Luma Development Management logo
Dialog Architecture logo in black
Kindred Construction logo in white on a bright red background
Nuqo Elevated Modular logo
Ideaspace logo

Rent, Applications and Occupancy

This development offers a range of rental rates based on income levels and will be designed to accommodate low-income households. Rental rates will be determined by the BC housing rental rate structure.

Applications will be managed by Hiy̓ám̓ Housing, separate from the Nation’s housing list. Occupancy is expected by Winter 2024.