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Funding approved for Kamloops housing project

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December 16, 2016 - 11:25 AM

KAMLOOPS - Kamloops is getting $2.5 million for 24 units of supportive housing. 

Units will be designated for two groups of people; 10 will be for people discharged from Royal Inland Hospital who need temporary supportive housing and 14 will for people aged 50 or older with chronic health problems, according to a B.C. government release. All the units will be located at the Fountain Motel at 506 Columbia St.

The money is coming from the province and going to create the 24 housing units. ASK Wellness has been tapped to run the operation and will work with B.C. Housing on the project.

The project is still in the early stages as rezoning needs to happen first.

ASK Wellness’s executive director Bob Hughes is looking forward to the new inventory of housing units for people leaving the hospital.

“The purchase, renovation, and operation of the Fountain Motel, now called McQuillan Manor after the extensive contributions to community made by Terry McQuillan, will provide 24 new transitional and supportive apartments in Kamloops,” he says in the release. "These units are a vital contribution to our housing inventory.”


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