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Recent Events:  

Housing Forum May 2016

The Vernon and District Community Land Trust recently sponsored the City of Vernon’s Housing Forum. Held on May 19, 2016, the event was open to everyone including developers, associations, groups and individuals.  Here are some of the highlights:

 

Ed Stranks from the City of Vernon explains changes to off site requirements at Vernon's Housing Forum.

Ed Stranks from the City of Vernon explains changes to off site requirements at Vernon’s Housing Forum.

At yesterday's Housing Forum, Lance Jakubec, from CMHC, explains how they help communities to increase affordable housing. For more info visit www.cmhc.ca

At yesterday’s Housing Forum, Lance Jakubec, from CMHC, explains how they help communities to increase affordable housing. For more info visit www.cmhc.ca

Participants watch a video presentation on Safer Homes guidelines at the Vernon Housing Forum. See www.saferhomessociety.com for more information

Participants watch a video presentation on Safer Homes guidelines at the Vernon Housing Forum. See www.saferhomessociety.com for more information

Annette Sharkey accepts a certificate on behalf of a family who built Vernon's first SAFER certified home.

Annette Sharkey accepts a certificate on behalf of a family who built Vernon’s first SAFER certified home.

Patrick Simpson presents a Safer Homes Certification to builder Cliff Latterly of Everton Ridge Homes at the 2016 Housing Forum.

Patrick Simpson presents a Safer Homes Certification to builder Cliff Latterly of Everton Ridge Homes at the 2016 Housing Forum.

News Conference October 2015
MLA Eric Foster and Land Trust Director Margaret Penner prepare to address the crowd

MLA Eric Foster and Land Trust Director Margaret Penner prepare to address the crowd

Land Trust President Randy Kolibaba thanks the residents and province for their role in the completion of the renovations.

Land Trust President Randy Kolibaba thanks the residents and province for their role in the completion of the renovations.

Renovation announcement Oct 2015

Representative of the Land Trust, BC Housing and Creekside Village are joined by MLA Eric Foster and Mayor Akbal Mund at the news conference announcing the completion of recent renovations.

October 23rd, 2015

VERNON – Low-income seniors and people with disabilities can continue to enjoy affordable housing at Creekside Village in Vernon, thanks to $1.9 million in renovations made possible by the B.C. government.The funding was provided to complete some significant renovations to the building to help preserve 74 units of affordable housing. Work completed included a new roof, new windows, rockwork around the building to protect the foundation and a new heating system and air conditioners.

Provincial funding is also supporting some interior work which is underway in partnership with the building operator, the Vernon & District Community Land Trust.
– See more at: http://www.bchousing.org/Media/NR/2015/10/22/11372_1510221529-111

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