City and Province to partner on new long-term shelter in Salmon Arm
SALMON ARM – The Province, through BC Housing, and the City of Salmon Arm are working together on plans to build a new long-term shelter for people experiencing homelessness in the community.
BC Housing is exploring an opportunity to build a modular shelter on a city-owned lot, located at 341-351 Fraser Avenue NW. If successful, the shelter would provide approximately 25 beds for people experiencing homelessness in Salmon Arm, as well as daily meals and support services.
The site was brought forward by the city. BC Housing and the City are currently negotiating a lease on the site for at least 10 years, with an option to extend.
The proposed shelter site is subject to a public rezoning process. Funding details will be finalized once the project has proceeded through approval processes.
Finding shelter locations is a joint responsibility between municipalities and the Province, and both parties need to agree on a location in order for a new shelter to open.
To learn more about government’s new Homes for People action plan, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023HOUS0019-000436
To learn about the steps the Province is taking to tackle the housing crisis and deliver affordable homes for British Columbians, visit: https://workingforyou.gov.bc.ca/