Residents moved in to Thunderbird Manor in Vernon at the end of May. The 38 affordable units come as part of the province’s initiative to deliver 141 units to the Interior, according to a B.C. government announcement Friday, June 12, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Affordable housing units to open in Keremeos

Residents will be moving into 16 homes for seniors and low-income families in early July

Provincial funds are in place to help deliver 141 affordable housing units in the Interior, and Keremeos is home to 16 of those units.

The B.C. government announced it is working with partners to create 141 new affordable rental homes in the Interior.

“People deserve safe, secure and affordable housing,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing in a press release Friday, June 12.

“From young families to seniors, these projects will mean that more people can find a good, affordable home in their community, close to their friends and family.”

More than 50 homes in the Interior are already open or will be opening soon, the province said.

In Keremeos, residents will be moving into 16 homes for seniors and families with low to moderate incomes at 815 7th Avenue in early July. Monthly rents are projected to range from $425 for single bedrooms to about $1,100 for two-bedrooms.

READ MORE: CMHC re-assessing policies through a racialized lens to eliminate discrimination

READ MORE: B.C.’s minimum wage bump won’t alleviate housing or COVID-19 pressures: advocates

In Vernon, residents began moving into 38 homes at 5545 27th Avenue at the end of May. The homes are for Indigenous families, Elders, youth and individuals with accessibility challenges with low to moderate incomes. Monthly rents range from $460 for a studio to about $975 for a four-bedroom.

The project was completed in partnership with Vernon Native Housing Services, with funding applications, site planning and more conducted by M’akola Development Services.

On 4005 Pleasant Valley Road in Vernon, construction is expected to begin on 12 affordable rental townhomes for seniors, people with disabilities and families with low to moderate incomes in early July. Monthly rents are projected to range from $375 to approximately $1,148.

Meanwhile, construction is underway in Merritt at 4010 Walters Street. The 75 homes are for individuals and families with middle incomes. Monthly rents are projected to range from $1,053 for a studio to approximately $1,650 for a three-bedroom.

The projects come as part of more than 23,000 new homes that are complete or underway around the province, including nearly 3,900 in the Interior, as part of the Government of B.C.’s Homes for B.C. housing plan.

The province created a map showingthe locations of all announced, provincially funded housing projects across B.C.


Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter

affordable housing

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Coalmont woman airlifted after ATV crash

Off-road vehicle swerved to miss oncoming traffic

Summerland campground to provide COVID-safe accommodations for temporary farm-workers

The managed seasonal worker campsite will be located within a separated area of Peach Orchard Municipal Campground

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

These are the dog days of summer. How much do you know about dogs?

Princeton high school drops ‘Rebels’ sports team name, citing links with U.S. Civil War

Name and formerly-used images “fly in the face” of the district’s human rights policy, says board chair

Bench plaque recognizes former Summerland firefighter

Volunteers with fire department set up plaque in honour of Richard Estabrooks

B.C. accommodators need phone lines to light up as in-province travel given green light

Travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic have decimated the tourism and hospitality industries

Milestone RCMP Cops For Kids fundraiser ride going virtual

You can join and help RCMP raise funds for families and possibly win 20th anniversary cycling shirt

300 Cache Creek residents on evacuation alert due to flood risk as river rises

Heavy rainfall on Canada Day has river rising steadily, threatening 175 properties

No abandoned Seadoo found on Coldstream lake

Vernon Search and Rescue crews and RCMP unable to find reported abandoned Seadoo on Kal Lake

Kelowna high school football star, water skier, signs with University of Calgary

Isaac Athans, and his family, have a long history of success across various sports in the Okanagan, nationally

First glimpse of Canada’s true COVID-19 infection rate expected mid-July

At least 105,000 Canadians have tested positive for COVID-19 since the coronavirus was identified

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

‘COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing crisis’

Shuswap resident spots waterspout near Salmon Arm

The rare weather event was spotted early in the morning on July 4.

Most Read