Province bringing new homes and new jobs to Kamloops (flickr.com)

Media Contacts

Lindsay Byers

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
250 952-0617

Rajvir Rao

BC Housing
604 456-8917

Jennifer Casorso

Social and Community Development Supervisor
City of Kamloops
jcasorso@kamloops.ca
250 828-3850

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Services and supports provided for modular housing

All new modular housing buildings in British Columbia are being provided with around-the-clock staffing to help young people, people with disabilities, seniors, and others in critical housing need.

The Province is investing $170 million over three years to help those with the highest housing needs to build new beginnings. Experienced non-profit housing providers will provide support to tenants based on their assessed needs.

Some of the services and supports that will be provided to young people, seniors, people with disabilities and others who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless are:

  • meals;
  • connecting residents to community supports, such as education and employment opportunities and health and wellness services;
  • individual or group support services, such as life skills, community information, and social and recreational programs;
  • case planning and needs assessment;
  • other supports designed to assist residents in meeting their personal and housing goals, including culturally specific programs;
  • assistance to access income assistance, pension benefits, disability benefits, obtaining a BC Identification Card, or establishing a bank account;
  • support for residents to learn how to operate and maintain a home; and
  • no-cost laundry services, either on-site or off-site.