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.
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.
Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness
- Public Washrooms Map
- Community Resource List
- Shelter Services
- Guidelines for Temporary Overnight Shelters during COVID-19 Pandemic
(including locations of public washrooms)
Kamloops Housing Needs Assessment
Similar to many communities in BC, Kamloops is experiencing housing pressures due to changing demographics and market trends. To better understand the current housing climate and to identify future housing needs, the City of Kamloops has prepared a comprehensive Housing Needs Assessment.
This assessment includes a demographic and economic profile, a compilation of trends impacting housing demand and supply, the current housing profile, and a summary of projected future housing needs. The information in this report provides a starting point for creating policies, plans, and development decisions that are based on the current housing profile and future housing needs within the city of Kamloops.