Take a peek inside Kelowna’s latest site for the homeless

Temporary housing for seniors

Kelowna’s latest site for the homeless will be for seniors, aged 55-plus.

The first five occupants were set to move in Wednesday.

Built on a strip of land between Hwy 97 North near Enterprise Way and the Rail Trail, the modular long trailer-style accommodations feature individual rooms, as well as communal bathrooms, dining, laundry, and recreation areas.

The facility, called Trailside, will be run by Turning Points Collaborative Society with clients likely to be housed for between 3 months and two years as they seek more permanent housing.

Fourteen of the 60 small homes are wheelchair accessible. Each contains a bed, mini fridge, storage shelving and baseboard heating to supplement a centrally controlled heating and cooling system.

There is extensive monitored security 24/7.

This is the second 60-unit project in Kelowna created through the Homeless Encampment Action Response Team (HEART) and Homeless Encampment Action Response Temporary Housing (HEARTH) programs.

It follows the opening of STEP Place in February, which features several container-style micro homes at 759 Crowley Ave.

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Published 2024-05-14 by Glenn Hicks

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