affordable housing

A proposed development would see two four-storey affordable housing complexes erected on Adair Street in Armstrong, next to the Nor-Val Arena. (Google Maps)

Local tenants to be prioritized for Armstrong affordable housing project

Staff have drafted an expression of interest to find a developer to move forward with on the project

 

Bob Dhillon, CEO of Mainstreet Equity, is in the process of purchasing a multi-unit rental property in Vernon to upgrade and create improved homes for area renters. The company owns 352 properties in 15 cities across western Canada but this is the first in the North Okanagan. (Mainstreet Equity photo)

Major investor picks up Okanagan rental housing

Company to revamp old, dated rental housing and keep it affordable

 

Sicamous Council approved a development permit for a new mobile home park on Hillier road on Wednesday, April 14. (Jim Elliot- Eagle Valley News)

Sicamous council approves development of 35 unit mobile home park

The new development will be located on Hillier Road

 

B.C. Attorney General David Eby, Minister Responsible for Housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. announces $2B for affordable, middle-income family home projects

HousingHub financing to encourage more developers, groups – with low-interest loans – to build affordable homes

B.C. Attorney General David Eby, Minister Responsible for Housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)

Zoning, OCP amendments adopted for Summerland housing development

Additional variances will be needed for controversial five-storey, 60-unit housing development

A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)
A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)

Zoning, OCP amendments adopted for Summerland housing development

Council gives final readings for controversial five-storey, 60-unit housing development

A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)
Housing is scarce across B.C., and what housing there is isn’t always affordable. (File photo)

EDITORIAL: Housing prices and supply affect our communities

Shortage of affordable housing an issue around B.C.

  • Apr 3, 2021
Housing is scarce across B.C., and what housing there is isn’t always affordable. (File photo)
A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal was the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)

Controversial Summerland housing proposal passes third reading

Council gives unanimous support to five-storey, 60-unit development

A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal was the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)
A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)

Affordable housing proposal for Summerland passes first two readings

Five-storey building would have 60 units

A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)
An approximation of what BC Housing would like to construct on two sites in Vernon for homeless housing. (BC Housing photo)

Need for all housing identified by Vernon Mayor

‘As Mayor of Vernon, the last thing I want to see is a moratorium on supportive housing projects’

  • Feb 23, 2021
An approximation of what BC Housing would like to construct on two sites in Vernon for homeless housing. (BC Housing photo)
More affordable housing units are needed not just in Vernon, but all neighbouring jurisdictions and Vernon says it’s time for Coldstream to get on board. (Morning Star file photo)

Okanagan community called out for lack of rental housing

Vernon urging its neighbour to “step up to the plate” and allow more affordable places to lives

More affordable housing units are needed not just in Vernon, but all neighbouring jurisdictions and Vernon says it’s time for Coldstream to get on board. (Morning Star file photo)
A Vernon councillor has put out a notice of motion requesting an audit of all BC Housing projects in the city. Council will review at its next regular meeting Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (BC Housing photo)

Vernon councillor calls for audit of city’s supportive housing projects

The city’s largest supportive housing non-profit opposes the audit, which would temporarily suspend all projects

A Vernon councillor has put out a notice of motion requesting an audit of all BC Housing projects in the city. Council will review at its next regular meeting Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (BC Housing photo)
A purchase offer with a few conditions by the District of Sicamous has been accepted for a property on Finlayson Street. Once the purchase goes through, the property will be the site of an affordable housing development. (Google Maps photo)

What’s the good news, 2020? Sicamous property purchased for affordable housing project

The Eagle Valley News looks back at some of the year’s positive stories

A purchase offer with a few conditions by the District of Sicamous has been accepted for a property on Finlayson Street. Once the purchase goes through, the property will be the site of an affordable housing development. (Google Maps photo)
Campbell River has the lowest rental vacancy rate on Vancouver Island. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror

Average Vernon renters aren’t earning enough to own

Housing needs assessment looks at gaps, city weighs rental restrictions

Campbell River has the lowest rental vacancy rate on Vancouver Island. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror
An artist’s rendering of the proposed development that would replace the Hiawatha RV Park in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Eviction notice leaves Kelowna trailer park resident fearing homelessness

44 mobile home units at Hiawatha RV Park were served an eviction notice yesterday, making room for new development

An artist’s rendering of the proposed development that would replace the Hiawatha RV Park in Kelowna. (Contributed)
An attainable housing project is underway for the South Shuswap. (Google Maps)

Attainable housing project underway for the South Shuswap

Habitat for Humanity, South Shuswap Housing Society, work together to supply accommodation

An attainable housing project is underway for the South Shuswap. (Google Maps)
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 coming to B.C. Interior

Provincial funds will help create 141 new affordable units throughout the region; some have already moved in

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)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) has put out a survey to gather the public’s opinion on the state of housing in the regional district. (Black Press Files)

Shuswap housing too expensive? Neighbourhood crime a concern? Input wanted

Survey asks CSRD residents to weigh in on the affordability and availability of housing in the area.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) has put out a survey to gather the public’s opinion on the state of housing in the regional district. (Black Press Files)
Participants in the 2019 Coldest Night of the Year walk in Salmon Arm pump their fists to get their blood pumping and energy going ahead of the start of the walk, which left from Salmon Arm City Hall. (File photo)

Salvation Army’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser in Salmon Arm welcomes you

Make community connections while taking a walk and contributing to $35,000 goal

Participants in the 2019 Coldest Night of the Year walk in Salmon Arm pump their fists to get their blood pumping and energy going ahead of the start of the walk, which left from Salmon Arm City Hall. (File photo)
A purchase offer with a few conditions by the District of Sicamous has been accepted for a property on Finlayson Street. Once the purchase goes through, the property will be the site of an affordable housing development. (Google Maps image)

Shuswap community purchases property for affordable housing project

Concept of the proposed Sicamous development was shown to the public in 2018

A purchase offer with a few conditions by the District of Sicamous has been accepted for a property on Finlayson Street. Once the purchase goes through, the property will be the site of an affordable housing development. (Google Maps image)