affordable housing

Shuswap Immigrant Services Society needs assistance finding housing for newcomers facing roadblocks to adequate accommodation. (Black Press Media file photo)

New immigrants to Salmon Arm reportedly face fewer open doors to housing

Shuswap Immigrant Services Society could use help with variety of accommodation needed

 

Kelowna council heard an update on the city’s infill housing options plan at its May 15, 2023 regular meeting. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Kelowna council likes infill housing plan, but sees challenges

‘We have to be thinking about how the neighbourhood will be able to adapt to this change’

 

A lack of pet-friendly housing tends to be the No. 1 reason why people surrender adult animals to shelters, according to the BC SPCA. (Brenda Anderson photo)

Finding pet-friendly rental housing more problematic than ever in B.C.

‘The No. 1 reason for surrender of adult animals to our shelters is lack of pet-friendly housing’

A lack of pet-friendly housing tends to be the No. 1 reason why people surrender adult animals to shelters, according to the BC SPCA. (Brenda Anderson photo)
Conceptual rendering of infill housing development. (City of Kelowna)

Increasing infill housing priority for City of Kelowna

An update on the Infill Options project, going to council May 15

Conceptual rendering of infill housing development. (City of Kelowna)
The homes are now ready. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Temporary housing for seniors displaced after 2021 floods opens in Princeton

20 new temporary homes are now open in Princeton

The homes are now ready. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Philip and Sonja Hathaway say they will camp in front of the B.C. legislature until they receive some news of when they will get their newborn daughter back. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

Vancouver Island couple camps at B.C. legislature to protest apprehension of newborn

Philip and Sonja Hathaway say their rights and the rights of their new daughter have been violated

Philip and Sonja Hathaway say they will camp in front of the B.C. legislature until they receive some news of when they will get their newborn daughter back. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)
A ribbon cutting event for a 13-unit affordable housing project took place on Vernon’s Okanagan Landing Road Friday, April 14, 2023. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

‘On target, on budget’: Affordable units open in Vernon

Thirteen affordable housing units have officially opened on Okanagan Landing Road

A ribbon cutting event for a 13-unit affordable housing project took place on Vernon’s Okanagan Landing Road Friday, April 14, 2023. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Conceptual rendering of townhome development proposed for 712-722 Raymer Avenue. (Photo/City of Kelowna)

Kelowna council debates family-friendly and green space aspects of townhouse development

A three-storey, eight-unit project proposed for the corner of Raymer Ave. and Richter St.

Conceptual rendering of townhome development proposed for 712-722 Raymer Avenue. (Photo/City of Kelowna)
The trend of rising food costs parallels an increase in the number of Canadians experiencing food insecurity. (File photo)
The trend of rising food costs parallels an increase in the number of Canadians experiencing food insecurity. (File photo)
Revelstoke’s downtown core, as seen from Track St. (Josh Piercey - Revelstoke Review)

Pieces of the Puzzle: A look into the Revelstoke housing crisis

The local picture, and how comparable communities are tackling the issue

Revelstoke’s downtown core, as seen from Track St. (Josh Piercey - Revelstoke Review)
Kelowna City Hall. (File photo)

Crime, safety, affordable housing and other priorities endorsed by Kelowna council

‘During the election last fall, citizens told us directly what is important to them’

Kelowna City Hall. (File photo)
Apartments, row houses, and duplexes now make up more of Kelowna’s housing stock than single-dwelling housing. (Black Press file photo)

Changing the face of housing in Kelowna

There has been a shift towards smaller households in the city over the past two decades

Apartments, row houses, and duplexes now make up more of Kelowna’s housing stock than single-dwelling housing. (Black Press file photo)
Kelowna city council in chambers. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Kelowna council sets its top priorities for next 3 years

‘The actions and priority areas reflect council’s response to what citizens are saying is important’

Kelowna city council in chambers. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Conceptual rendering of 106-unit apartment complex planned for 285 Robson Road South and 280 Rutland Road West. (Photo/City of Kelowna)

Rental apartments proposed for Kelowna’s Rutland neighbourhood

Alberta-based Lakeview Homes is looking to build a 106-unit building

Conceptual rendering of 106-unit apartment complex planned for 285 Robson Road South and 280 Rutland Road West. (Photo/City of Kelowna)
Houses under construction. (Black Press file photo)

Providing affordable housing continues to be pressing issue for Kelowna council

Staff report provides options that could support development of below-market housing

Houses under construction. (Black Press file photo)
New residential construction, particularly in the higher density rental market, continues to expand in Kelowna but still falls short of creating an affordable housing balance in the marketplace. (File photo)

Okanagan housing affordability still a distant dream

Sales and inventory are down, while prices again on upswing

New residential construction, particularly in the higher density rental market, continues to expand in Kelowna but still falls short of creating an affordable housing balance in the marketplace. (File photo)
Bylaw asking people to move on after sleeping under the awning at the Pandosy Street Interior Health building on March 6. (Jen Zielinski/Capital News)

Downtown Kelowna businesses frustrated with those sleeping on the street

People sleeping under Interior Health awning an issue for nearby businesses

Bylaw asking people to move on after sleeping under the awning at the Pandosy Street Interior Health building on March 6. (Jen Zielinski/Capital News)
Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield address B.C. Legislature on affordable housing. (Photo/B.C. Legislature video)

‘Kelowna another victim of premier’s housing flub’: MLA Renee Merrifield

Merrifield debates minister on affordable housing

Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield address B.C. Legislature on affordable housing. (Photo/B.C. Legislature video)
Conceptual rendering of housing development proposed for 385-405 Leathead Road and 530-540 Dougal Road North. (Photo contributed)

Four housing developments forwarded to Kelowna City Hall

Projects planned for North Central neighbourhood, the Mission and Rutland

Conceptual rendering of housing development proposed for 385-405 Leathead Road and 530-540 Dougal Road North. (Photo contributed)