Salmon Arm - Affordable and Supportive Housing

Project Overview

BC Housing will be building 38 units of supportive housing, as well as 67 units of affordable rental housing for families, seniors and people with disabilities, at 540 - 3 Street South West in Salmon Arm.

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Status
Preliminary
Phase
Public Engagement
Date of Completion
Fall 2020
Location
Salmon Arm

About the Project

Canadian Mental Health Association – Shuswap / Revelstoke Branch (CMHA), through the support of BC Housing, will be building and operating 38 units of supportive housing, as well as 67 units of affordable rental housing for families, seniors and people with disabilities, at 540 - 3 Street South West (previous civic address 250 5th Street South West) in Salmon Arm. Site preparation work has begun with construction to start this summer. This new housing will be an important addition for the community.

There will be two buildings of affordable rental housing providing a mix of one-bedroom up to four-bedroom units for families, seniors and people with disabilities.

A third building will provide 38 studio units with 24/7 on-site supports, plus amenity space for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Salmon Arm. Applicants will go through a thorough assessment process to ensure an appropriate mix of residents with the right supports. All residents will sign a program agreement (similar to a tenancy agreement) and will pay rent.

Supportive housing is a self-contained studio home with supports provided on-site, to ensure people can achieve and maintain housing stability. Priority would be given to Salmon Arm residents who meet the eligibility criteria. A community advisory committee would be developed to support the successful integration of the new building and residents into the community, with representation from BC Housing, City of Salmon Arm, Interior Health, local businesses, community organizations and community members.

Process & Engagement

Community Information Session: July 18, 2019

We invite you to join Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Housing and Interior Health at a Community Information Session to learn more, see renderings of the building and have questions answered:

Date: Thursday, July 18

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Place: Prestige Harbourfront Resort & Convention Centre, 251 Harbourfront Drive NE, Salmon Arm, in the Seymour Salon

A summary report has been submitted to the City of Salmon Arm. A redacted version is available here:
Salmon Arm - Summary Report - September 13, 2019 (redacted)

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