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Supportive housing complex Burdock House officially opened in Penticton

Burdock House is seen under construction earlier this year in this file photo. The supportive housing project was officially opened in Penction today, Oct. 3, 2019.
October 03, 2019 - 1:55 PM

PENTICTON - A newly completed supportive housing project in Penticton means 62 more units for homeless people are now available.

Burdock House at 594 Winnipeg St. is a four-storey modular building containing 62 studio units including four accessible units, each with private washrooms and a mini kitchen, according to a B.C. government media release. The building also has space for counselling and community meetings in addition to a multi-purpose room, commercial kitchen and dining room. Outdoors there is room for a gazebo, bike storage and pets.

“These new permanent homes with wraparound supports will help people heal from the experience of being homeless and give them a stable foundation on which to build a better life,” B.C. Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson said in the release.

The building is being operated by the ASK Wellness Society and was constructed by Penticton-based Metric Modular.

Residents began moving in at the end of September with priority for resident selection given to people experiencing homelessness in the Penticton area. The building should be fully occupied later this month.

“Penticton city council is delighted to see this long-discussed and highly anticipated housing project completed,” Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki said in the release.

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