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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.