Shelter will remain open as downtown Kamloops supportive housing project is delayed

The city says temporary housing on Royal Avenue will stay open until West Victoria Street modular housing is built.

Bridge to Housing, operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association at 185 Royal Ave. in North Kamloops, opened last fall and was expected to provide housing for up to 40 homeless adults through this spring.

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It remains open and will operate for the foreseeable future.

In the spring of 2018, the province announced two modular housing projects on West Victoria Street and on Tranquille Road, which were scheduled to be open last winter, but were delayed.

Spero House opened at 317 Tranquille Rd. at the end of March, but shovels have yet to hit the dirt at the West Victoria Street site downtown.

That site apparently posed geotechnical engineering challenges.

BC Housing told KTW in March that the West Victoria Street project is expected to open in the fall.

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