BC Housing

A 35-unit affordable housing development has broken ground for Indigenous peoples near the Okanagan Landing Plaza. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Affordable Indigenous housing breaks ground in Vernon

35-unit complex under construction next to existing 38-unit building

 

Cedar Park has been acquired by Turning Points and will be preserved as affordable housing. (Google Maps photo)

Affordable housing secured in Enderby

Turning Points Collarborative Society acquires 2 properties, 29-units

 

BC Housing got its development permit for a four-storey - 54 unit supportive housing development here at 3240 Skaha Lake Road. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Four-storey BC Housing project in Penticton to move forward

Council voted 4-3 to have staff issue the development permit on Skaha Lake Road

 

City staff are recommending council approve a development permit to build the recovery facility at 3240 Skaha Lake Road. (City photo)

BC Housing commits to letter of agreement for Penticton recovery house

Letter on Tuesday’s council agenda along with recommended permit approval for Skaha building

City staff are recommending council approve a development permit to build the recovery facility at 3240 Skaha Lake Road. (City photo)
A concept rendering of BC Housing’s future Bertram Street tower. (BC Housing photo)

BC Housing’s 20-storey Bertram tower gets Kelowna council’s approval

‘It delivers the dire need of more affordable rental housing, purpose-built, in an urban centre’

A concept rendering of BC Housing’s future Bertram Street tower. (BC Housing photo)
The Cactus Court housing property was intended to have zero barriers for accessibility, but the door sills are visibly above the outer layer of concrete. It is one of the issues that BC Housing is currently working on with the contractor for the project. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

No end in sight after more than a year of delays for BC Housing projects in Keremeos

The two projects were meant to be occupied in June of 2020

The Cactus Court housing property was intended to have zero barriers for accessibility, but the door sills are visibly above the outer layer of concrete. It is one of the issues that BC Housing is currently working on with the contractor for the project. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
BC Housing has proposed that Victory Church at 352 Winnipeg Street in Penticton be used to shelter up to 42 people experiencing homelessness from Oct. 2020 to March 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)

BC Housing vows to fight for ‘vital’ Penticton shelter in court

The filing is in response to the city’s civil claim filed in July

BC Housing has proposed that Victory Church at 352 Winnipeg Street in Penticton be used to shelter up to 42 people experiencing homelessness from Oct. 2020 to March 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Rental prices for a one-bedroom unit have climbed in Kelowna in the last year (File photo)

Rent report: Kelowna sees upward trend in rates, fifth most expensive rental market in Canada

Average one-bedroom rental price is at $1,600 in Kelowna

Rental prices for a one-bedroom unit have climbed in Kelowna in the last year (File photo)
The campaign is a national non-partisan initiative to end homelessness and make housing safe and affordable in Canada. It is operated by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, a national advocacy group that aims to end homelessness across the country. (Contributed)

Central Okanagan Journey Home Society endorses “Vote Housing” national campaign

The campaign is a national non-partisan initiative to end homelessness

The campaign is a national non-partisan initiative to end homelessness and make housing safe and affordable in Canada. It is operated by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, a national advocacy group that aims to end homelessness across the country. (Contributed)
City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

West Kelowna awarded $190k to combat homelessness

The money will pay to hire a bylaw officer through August 2022

City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
On-campus housing at both UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College are already full, and waitlists are hundreds of students long. (File photo)

Lack of affordable housing leaves post-secondary students scrambling in Kelowna

Students are having a tough time finding accommodations for the upcoming school year

On-campus housing at both UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College are already full, and waitlists are hundreds of students long. (File photo)
BC Housing is waiting on approval for a development permit to begin building a 54-unit facility at 3240 Skaha Lake Road. (City of Penticton / BC Housing)

Penticton’s Skaha supportive housing project still in development limbo

Council did not grant full approval to the requested development permit despite BC Housing’s request

BC Housing is waiting on approval for a development permit to begin building a 54-unit facility at 3240 Skaha Lake Road. (City of Penticton / BC Housing)
My Place is being twinned with an additional supportive housing building expected to break ground next week on the site. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
My Place is being twinned with an additional supportive housing building expected to break ground next week on the site. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
“For Sale” and “Sold” signs are shown outside a new home in Beckwith, Ont., on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Okanagan-Shuswap housing market still hot, not ‘boiling’ anymore: Realtors

The Association of Interior Realtors says it’s still a seller’s market, prices remain high

“For Sale” and “Sold” signs are shown outside a new home in Beckwith, Ont., on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Splatsin Kukpi7 (Chief) Wayne Christian, holding the shovel, attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 10-unit housing complex along with Tkwamipla7 (council), elders and representatives from the Splatsin Housing Department and Splatsin Construction Services on June 25, 2021. (Zachary Roman-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Splatsin say 10 new housing units will help bring community together

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation is funding the development under Rapid Housing Initiative

Splatsin Kukpi7 (Chief) Wayne Christian, holding the shovel, attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 10-unit housing complex along with Tkwamipla7 (council), elders and representatives from the Splatsin Housing Department and Splatsin Construction Services on June 25, 2021. (Zachary Roman-Salmon Arm Observer)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Penticton heads to court over homeless shelter as BC Housing audit begins

The city was not satisfied with the response from Minister David Eby regarding the ongoing situation

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
Vernon city council approved a new seniors housing development slated for McCulloch Court that will add 48 one-bedroom units Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Contributed)

665 affordable rental units being built in Vernon, Lumby

Students, seniors, Indigenous people and homeless supported with basic necessity of shelter

Vernon city council approved a new seniors housing development slated for McCulloch Court that will add 48 one-bedroom units Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Contributed)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Penticton Chamber of Commerce pens letter of support in shelter battle

The letter included the results of a survey the chamber conducted with businesses

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
The Cactus Court housing property was intended to have zero barriers for accessibility, but the door sills are visibly above the outer layer of concrete. It is one of the issues that BC Housing is currently looking to have corrected. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

BC Housing weighs potential fall opening for overdue South Okanagan projects

The two affordable housing developments were originally set to open June 2020

The Cactus Court housing property was intended to have zero barriers for accessibility, but the door sills are visibly above the outer layer of concrete. It is one of the issues that BC Housing is currently looking to have corrected. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
BC Housing minister David Eby. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Eby jabs back against Penticton mayor’s ad urging BC Premier to intervene in shelter dispute

Eby writes that Penticton’s ‘serious’ social issues won’t improve under leadership of the mayor

BC Housing minister David Eby. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)