BC Housing has purchased land at 2025 Agassiz Road to develop permanent housing with supports for Kelowna residents who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Process & Engagement
Construction Update - July 9, 2019
Site work at 2025 Agassiz Road began in July with excavation. The new supportive housing is expected to open in Spring 2020.
About the Project
The City of Kelowna, BC Housing, and local service providers are working together to address the city’s urgent need for supportive housing and support services for individuals who are experiencing, or most at risk of experiencing, homelessness.
According to the 2018 Homeless Count, there were 286 people experiencing homelessness in Kelowna. The city's shelters are consistently over capacity. There is a need to provide homes for people as a safer and more stable option than living on the streets and in shelters.
2025 Agassiz Road will provide permanent housing with supports for Kelowna residents who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.
The housing will be operated by experienced non-profit partner and housing provider, John Howard Society of Okanagan & Kootenay (JHSOK), which has more than 60 years of experience in Kelowna. The responsibilities of JHSOK will include property management, operations management and tenant selection. Once tenants move in, staff will remain on-site 24/7 for support.