For those with the lowest income, systematic relationship building with BC Housing (who has the mandate and resources), careful funding proposals prepared by Vernon’s strong not for profit housing sector, combined with focused lobbying of the Province has created a number of successes including:
This has been an outstanding success built on financial contributions from BC Housing, the City of Vernon, and capable housing societies in Vernon. The City has played a critical role in relationship building, funding the coordination of the societies, paying the development cost charges, streamlining the applications, lobbying BC Housing, lobbying the appropriate BC ministries and at times providing the land on long term leases at $1/yr.
The totals in the table SFD and MF (great flow to MF price and size need) remained strong even during the COVID 19 pandemic – still strong in 2022.
Housing Starts and Value
Year Total Value
Substantial community involvement in developing the climate action plan and implementing early adaptation and mitigation projects