homeless housing

About 50 people gathered Friday, March 5, 2021 in Penticton to protest city council’s decision to close a temporary winter shelter. (Jesse Day - Western News)

WATCH: Protest over Penticton shelter draws large crowd

People are gathering in Gyro Park to protest the closure of a winter shelter

 

Jason Haskett and Rachel Williams celebrated one year off the streets in July 2020 thanks to finding a home at My Place in Vernon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Supportive housing gives former homeless Okanagan couple hope

‘This building has helped us become stable and without it we’d probably still be out in the streets’

 

BC Housing has proposed that the emergency winter shelter at Victory Church at 352 Winnipeg Street be extended as a shelter until March 31, 2022. It was originally intended to be open until April 1, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)

One more year of ‘temporary’ homeless shelter in Penticton?

BC Housing has applied to extend Victory Church as a shelter for those experiencing homelessness

 

Desert Sun wants to bring a temporary winter shelter to the Oliver United Church but town council asked to see alternative locations.

No cold weather shelter yet for the town of Oliver

Desert Sun picked Oliver United Church but the public has concerns with that location

Desert Sun wants to bring a temporary winter shelter to the Oliver United Church but town council asked to see alternative locations.
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps. (Black Press file photos)

Kelowna, Victoria mayors call on B.C. to create housing pilot for homeless with complex needs

The co-chairs of the B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus want to work with the B.C. government to develop a five-site pilot project

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps. (Black Press file photos)
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. The proposal was very contentious among Penticton city council in their Oct. 6, 2020 meeting. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Penticton council delays decision on emergency winter shelter

The proposed Winnipeg St. location would only be used if all other shelters are full

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. The proposal was very contentious among Penticton city council in their Oct. 6, 2020 meeting. (Jesse Day - Western News)
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)

Penticton’s Victory Church could become emergency shelter

BC Housing has identified a need for more winter shelters in Penticton amid pandemic

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)
Tent camp grows rapidly on Pandora Avenue in Victoria after drop-in centres closed due to COVID-19, March 26, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Stop passing the buck on tent camps, Horgan tells municipalities

Victoria, other cities advised to enforce their own bylaws

Tent camp grows rapidly on Pandora Avenue in Victoria after drop-in centres closed due to COVID-19, March 26, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Shelley Kiefiuck, site manager of My Place, shares the success of the supportive housing building one year since it first opened its doors. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Expectations exceeded in first year of Vernon supportive housing project

WATCH: Success stories from My Place residents shared to mark milestone

Shelley Kiefiuck, site manager of My Place, shares the success of the supportive housing building one year since it first opened its doors. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
An approximation of what BC Housing would like to construct on two sites in Vernon for homeless housing. (BC Housing photo)

100 homes for North Okanagan’s homeless proposed

Howard House demolition and addition to My Place

An approximation of what BC Housing would like to construct on two sites in Vernon for homeless housing. (BC Housing photo)
The City of Kelowna’s temporary outdoor shelter on Recreation Avenue. (File)

BC Housing secures more homeless shelter spaces in Kelowna amid COVID-19 crisis

BC Housing has announced an additional 100 beds for people experiencing homelessness in Kelowna

The City of Kelowna’s temporary outdoor shelter on Recreation Avenue. (File)
A man sleeps at vacant commercial property in downtown Victoria. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

More housing, subsidies urged for B.C. poverty reduction plan

Survey respondents want family options, and ‘not just in the ‘hood’

A man sleeps at vacant commercial property in downtown Victoria. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)