Downtown Kamloops motel to become supportive housing

By James Peters
December 16, 2016 - 11:18am Updated: December 16, 2016 - 3:53pm

KAMLOOPS — The province is helping a local social agency buy a downtown Kamloops motel to turn it into supportive housing.

Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone announced a $2.5 million investment in ASK Wellness this morning, to allow the agency to purchase and transform the Fountain Motel on Columbia Street.

The motel will offer 24 supportive housing units to people in need.

Ten of the units will be designated for people recently discharged from the hospital, and the remaining 14 will be for people 50 years or older who have chronic health problems.

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