Westside - Kelowna Region - 3235 Cougar Road

Illustrative rendering, birds-eye view of Cougar Road building site.

This drawing is an approximation of what we propose to construct on the site and is subject to change.

Overview

BC Housing is working with Turning Points Collaborative Society (TPCS) on an idea to bring new homes with supports for people experiencing homelessness on the west side of Okanagan Lake.

Community Engagement

We hosted a virtual Neighbourhood Information Session on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 for the community to learn more, ask questions, and provide feedback to the project team. You can watch a recording of the session below and download the presentation slides in the Document Library section.

On December 14, Westbank First Nation Chief and Council met to discuss the land use amendment and rezoning application. At that time, they decided to defer the application to 2021 to re-evaluate the idea and allow time for enhanced engagement with their members.

BC Housing is committed to strengthening our relationship with Westbank First Nation. We are in discussions with Westbank First Nation, have heard their concerns and will be launching expanded engagement early in 2021. We are also pursuing an official relationship agreement to establish a collaborative framework for working together, not just on this proposal, but for the future.

We look forward to collaborating with Westbank First Nation to deliver much needed supportive housing that would be available to Westbank First Nation members, as well as the surrounding community.

Project Details

The idea is to build approximately 52 new permanent purpose-built homes with supports at 3235 Cougar Road to meet critical community housing needs.

The 2018 Westside Point-In-Time found 72 people experiencing homelessness. COVID-19 highlighted the critical need to bring people inside. These new homes would help provide a safe place for people who don’t have a home.

TPCS is an experienced non-profit society providing housing and support services to people experiencing homelessness in the region. They would operate the building and provide residents with supports such as meal programs, life and employment skills training, and health and wellness support services. Staff would be onsite 24/7, working with each resident to understand their needs and goals and providing the support they need to have housing stability.

BC Housing and TPCS would select residents in collaboration with local service providers. All new residents would pay rent and sign a program agreement and good neighbour agreement.

This drawing is an approximation of what we propose to construct on the site and is subject to change.

Overview

BC Housing is working with Turning Points Collaborative Society (TPCS) on an idea to bring new homes with supports for people experiencing homelessness on the west side of Okanagan Lake.

Community Engagement

We hosted a virtual Neighbourhood Information Session on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 for the community to learn more, ask questions, and provide feedback to the project team. You can watch a recording of the session below and download the presentation slides in the Document Library section.

On December 14, Westbank First Nation Chief and Council met to discuss the land use amendment and rezoning application. At that time, they decided to defer the application to 2021 to re-evaluate the idea and allow time for enhanced engagement with their members.

BC Housing is committed to strengthening our relationship with Westbank First Nation. We are in discussions with Westbank First Nation, have heard their concerns and will be launching expanded engagement early in 2021. We are also pursuing an official relationship agreement to establish a collaborative framework for working together, not just on this proposal, but for the future.

We look forward to collaborating with Westbank First Nation to deliver much needed supportive housing that would be available to Westbank First Nation members, as well as the surrounding community.

Project Details

The idea is to build approximately 52 new permanent purpose-built homes with supports at 3235 Cougar Road to meet critical community housing needs.

The 2018 Westside Point-In-Time found 72 people experiencing homelessness. COVID-19 highlighted the critical need to bring people inside. These new homes would help provide a safe place for people who don’t have a home.

TPCS is an experienced non-profit society providing housing and support services to people experiencing homelessness in the region. They would operate the building and provide residents with supports such as meal programs, life and employment skills training, and health and wellness support services. Staff would be onsite 24/7, working with each resident to understand their needs and goals and providing the support they need to have housing stability.

BC Housing and TPCS would select residents in collaboration with local service providers. All new residents would pay rent and sign a program agreement and good neighbour agreement.

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