BC Housing

BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsey announced his retirement Aug. 2. (BC Housing website)

BC Housing CEO to step away after recent attacks on unhoused people, threats to himself

“I no longer have confidence I can solve the complex problems facing us”

 

The Quail Crossing project in Keremeos is finally open and seniors have already started to move into the affordable housing. (Photo courtesy of BC Housing)

Long-awaited BC Housing project opens in Keremeos

Quail Crossing is the first of 3 set to open this year

 

Construction continues on an affordable housing complex on Drennan Street in Sooke. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)

B.C. well behind homebuilding pace needed to make housing affordable: CMHC

Housing report shows governments taking the shortage seriously: industry expert

 

David Eby, B.C. Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Affordable housing and dementia care facility opens in Vanderhoof

An unprecedented affordable housing development through the province of B.C. is now open in Vanderhoof

David Eby, B.C. Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Penticton’s Burdock House supportive housing on Winnipeg St. is one of the B.C. Housing buildings the City of Penticton had audited. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

BC Housing audit in Penticton finds gaps in support

The report was released on Tuesday May 17

Penticton’s Burdock House supportive housing on Winnipeg St. is one of the B.C. Housing buildings the City of Penticton had audited. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Compass Court, the former Super 8 is expanding by 42 beds to house the residents at Victory Church shelter. (Western News file photo)

Update: BC Housing audit on Penticton homeless shelters nears completion

City council requested the audit to look at community impact and effectiveness of housing

Compass Court, the former Super 8 is expanding by 42 beds to house the residents at Victory Church shelter. (Western News file photo)
Meadowlark Motel is one of four motels along Skaha Lake Road that BC Housing will eventually redevelop into affordable housing. (Google Maps)

BC Housing in front of Penticton council to discuss next steps of redeveloping motels

Work on Skaha Lake Road motels isn’t likely to start until late 2023

Meadowlark Motel is one of four motels along Skaha Lake Road that BC Housing will eventually redevelop into affordable housing. (Google Maps)
Lake Country Coun. Blair Ireland (middle) is calling out Minister of Housing David Eby’s comments that municipalities are roadblocking affordable housing. (Lake Country council photo)

B.C. government roadblocking affordable housing: Okanagan politician

Local politicians rebuke minister of housing’s claims that municipalities are to blame

Lake Country Coun. Blair Ireland (middle) is calling out Minister of Housing David Eby’s comments that municipalities are roadblocking affordable housing. (Lake Country council photo)
Mobile outreach is just one of the programs offered by the South Okanagan Women in Need Society. SOWINS is joining Desert Sun Counselling to ask the town of Oliver for support and land to build transitional housing for women. (Mark Brett/Western News file photo)

Town of Oliver asked to support transitional housing for abused women and children

SOWINS and Desert Sun Counselling are asking for land for 25-unit housing project

Mobile outreach is just one of the programs offered by the South Okanagan Women in Need Society. SOWINS is joining Desert Sun Counselling to ask the town of Oliver for support and land to build transitional housing for women. (Mark Brett/Western News file photo)
A review of Goodacre Place found no link between the facility’s practices and six deaths of Indigenous men between spring 2020 and spring 2021. (Interior News file photo)

B.C. Housing reviews cultural safety of facility after deaths of 6 Indigenous men

A review of the Smithers supported living facility generated 31 recommendations

A review of Goodacre Place found no link between the facility’s practices and six deaths of Indigenous men between spring 2020 and spring 2021. (Interior News file photo)
New forms ready for concrete to be poured to replace the original sidewalks at the Quail Crossing housing project in Keremeos. The original sidewalks were improperly set below the doorways. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Delayed Keremeos BC Housing projects expected ready summer 2022

The two projects were originally intended to be open in 2020

New forms ready for concrete to be poured to replace the original sidewalks at the Quail Crossing housing project in Keremeos. The original sidewalks were improperly set below the doorways. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
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

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

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

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)
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)