Cardington Apartments in Kelowna opened in 2008 and has 30 self-contained units providing supportive housing development for adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, managing mental health and addiction challenges. This case study explores concerns that were raised about the site and the strategies used to gain community acceptance.
About the Case Study Series
This case study series documents the experiences of supportive housing sites that gained neighbourhood acceptance. The purpose of this research is to help future sites better address neighbourhood concerns at the initial stages of a project. Sharing lessons learned also helps identify strategies to improve relationships with neighbours of existing social housing sites.
Read the Community Acceptance Series Overview for a summary of all five case studies in this series.