“Our government is taking immediate action to help people struggling with homelessness get off the streets and into safe shelter and suitable housing where they can access the support services they need,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “These projects are an important start to addressing the growing issue of homelessness in Kelowna, while we continue to work with our community partners to develop permanent and sustainable housing options.”

The Province is also proposing the creation of approximately 52 units of new, modular housing with supports, through a funding commitment of $8.1 million. The city is working with BC Housing to finalize a location. The opening date for the project will depend on when the site is selected.

This is part of the Province’s commitment to invest $291 million to build 2,000 modular units over two years throughout B.C. by working in partnership with local governments.