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Penticton - Supportive Housing

Project Overview

The City of Penticton and BC Housing are partnering to build up to 52 units of supportive housing that will be operated by ASK Wellness Society.
 
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Status
Hold
Phase
New Site Search
Date of Completion
N/A
Location
Penticton

Latest Updates

April 6, 2018

New housing in Penticton will also support local economy

PENTICTON – The Province has identified a location and operator for modular housing in Penticton that will be built by a local manufacturer, helping those most in need and strengthening the local economy.
December 20, 2017

More than 1,000 modular homes now confirmed across B.C.

PENTICTON – People experiencing homelessness in Penticton will soon have access to new supportive housing with the Province and the City of Penticton entering into a partnership to provide up to 52 units of modular housing.

Process & Engagement

Update - May 23, 2018

On May 23, 2018, BC Housing was disappointed to learn that city council did not approve re-zoning for the 52 unit modular housing project, citing the proposed location as an issue. Given the urgent need for supportive housing in Penticton, with last fall’s count identifying 163 people who were homeless or at risk of homelessness, BC Housing continues to work with the city and community partners to identify the best location for this project.

Community Open House –  April 25, 2018

A community open house was held on Wednesday, April 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at the Penticton Seniors' Drop-in Centre (2965 South Main Street). Representatives from ASK Wellness Society, BC Housing, and the City of Penticton were on hand to present information and answer questions.

Poster boards from that meeting are available below:

About the Project

The City of Penticton, BC Housing, and ASK Wellness Society 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.

The plan, which is part of the Rapid Response to Homelessness Program, proposes to build permanent modular housing in Penticton managed by ASK Wellness Society, an experienced and professional local supportive housing provider. ASK has extensive experience in providing outreach, housing, health, education, employment and emotional support services for the marginalized and persons at risk in communities across the interior region of BC.

Residents will have access to support services such as meal programs, life and employment skills training, and health and wellness supports.

BC Housing, the City of Penticton, community agencies, and local residents recognize the urgent need for more affordable housing in Penticton. People experiencing homelessness are already a part of our community; we want to help them find safe and affordable housing in the community. This is the first step in providing safe and supportive housing for those at risk of homelessness or who are currently experiencing homelessness.

Contact Information

Please send questions or comments to communityrelations@bchousing.org