News from Kamloops

May 17, 2016

HomeFree Council Unveils Kamloops Landlords’ Handbook

Kamloops, B.C. - The HomeFree Council is pleased to announce the launch of a new resource for landlords, property managers and other stakeholders in both the private and public sector. 

The Kamloops Landlords' Handbook provides relevant contact information that is easily accessible, and categorized for ease of use by landlords involved or interested in providing housing to chronically or episodically homeless individuals and families, and those at imminent risk of homelessness.

"As a landlord who manages my own properties, I want to support and keep my tenants even when conflicts arise or when life circumstances happen. Now with the Kamloops Landlord Handbook, both my tenants and I have a resource to quickly access local support or receive mediation. There are alternatives to having to move out and help is available before an eviction process," said Janice Jackson, a private landlord in Kamloops.

The information contained in the document was determined by the HomeFree Housing & Supports Committee and other partners within the HomeFree Collective, including the City of Kamloops, non-profit housing providers and social service agencies, persons with a lived experience of homelessness, and urban Aboriginal community representatives.

Creation of the handbook was funded by the Government of Canada's Homelessness Partnering Strategy - a Federal program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by directly funding projects and initiatives in Kamloops and in 60 other communities.

The Kamloops Landlords’ Handbook is available on the City of Kamloops’ website at: www.kamloops.ca/socialdevelopment/pdfs/LandlordsHandbook.pdf. For more information on the HomeFree Collective visit www.kamloops.ca/homefree.

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Media Contact:
Natalie Serl, Project Manager - Housing & Homelessness
City of Kamloops
250-828-3758
nserl@kamloops.ca

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