Affordable Housing

The City of Kamloops has a vision for our community where housing is available and affordable to all residents. The City supports the availability of diverse housing options that enable people from all walks and stages of life to locate and secure housing that is safe, affordable, and appropriate. To that end, the City continues to work as a steward, facilitator, investor, and communicator to increase the housing supply across the housing continuum throughout Kamloops.

Current Projects

Over the last several years, the City has established opportunities for the not-for-profit sector to increase the affordable housing inventory, including adopting policies within the Official Community Plan that support these efforts, and rezoning land for affordable housing. Additionally, BC Housing has played an important role in investing in housing, and the not-for-profit sector is successfully operating affordable housing in Kamloops. 

Below are details of current locations with affordable housing developments:

317/323 Tranquille Road


These lots were purchased by the City of Kamloops in December 2017 for the purpose of affordable housing. BC Housing has selected ASK Wellness to operate a supporting housing development for people looking to transition from the streets to stable and independent housing. This development will be one of two permanent modular housing projects announced on January 17, 2018 by the Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing which will provide 24/7 staffing and support.

Timeline

  • December 2017 - City of Kamloops purchased lots for the purpose of affordable housing. 
  • January 17, 2018 - Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announces this site as the location of one of two modular housing projects in Kamloops.
  • January 25, 2018 - ASK Wellness Society, in partnership with BC Housing and the City of Kamloops, invites neighbours of the development to attend a drop-in open house.
    View the BC Housing display boards from this event.
  • Spring 2018 - Existing building at 317 Tranquille Road to be demolished.
  • Spring 2018 - Application for Development Permit
  • Spring/Summer 2018* - Application of Building Permit
  • Summer 2018* - Construction on Site
  • Fall 2018* - Application for Occupancy Permit

*Dependent on previous steps, these are goals only.

Visit ASK Wellness' Website

259 Victoria Street West

This lot is owned by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), located next door to Emerald Centre. BC Housing has selected CMHA-Kamloops to operate a supporting housing development for people looking to transition from the streets to stable and independent housing. This development will be one of two permanent modular housing projects announced on January 17, 2018 by the Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing which will provide 24/7 staffing and support.

Timeline

  • January 17, 2018 - Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announces this site as the location of one of two modular housing projects in Kamloops.
  • January 25, 2018 - CMHA-Kamloops, in partnership with BC Housing and the City of Kamloops, invites neighbours of the development to attend a drop-in open house.
    View the BC Housing display boards from this event.
  • Spring 2018 - Application for Development Permit
  • Spring/Summer 2018* - Application of Building Permit
  • Summer 2018* - Construction on Site
  • Fall 2018* - Application for Occupancy Permit

*Dependent on previous steps, these are goals only.

Visit CMHA-Kamloops' Website

503/511/519/527/533/537 St. Paul Street


These lots were purchased by the City of Kamloops in December 2017 for the purpose of affordable housing. Details of the development are still being finalized with BC Housing and will be released when they are available. 

The City is committed to community dialogue as it moves forward with achieving these housing goals. On January 16, 2018, a report on housing communications was approved by council with a minimum commitment to community regarding communication.

Community Need

This overview was created in 2017 to provide a snapshot of the housing continuum and housing affordability in Kamloops.