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Another site for a tiny home village for homeless in Kelowna selected

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Sixty of the 120 tiny homes for homeless people in Kelowna will be placed on city-owned land at 2740 Highway 97 North starting in December.

That's just north of Leathead Road on the west side of the highway between the roadway and McCurdy Place.

“These new homes ensure that more vulnerable people in Kelowna have a safe, warm place to stay, with access to the supports they need to stabilize their lives,” Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon said in a news release issued today, Nov. 30.

The tiny homes are individual bedrooms with about 60 square feet of space and are expected to be open early next year.

READ MORE: Why Kelowna’s homeless don’t get bathrooms in their new tiny shelters

They'll be operated by a non-profit organization which will provide staff 24/7 with support services to help residents access skills training and navigate the housing system, the release says.

Another 60 of the homes are being installed at 759 Crowley Ave. in downtown Kelowna, near the existing city-operated homeless campsite along the Rail Trail.

“These rooms will reduce the number of people needing to shelter outside and allow people to connect more easily with health and wellness services,” Kelowna Mayor Tom Dyas said in the release.

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