Posted by Colin Heggie on Jan 28, 2020
Cindy Masters, Executive Director of the Vernon & District Community Land Trust, was hosted by Teresa Durning Harker.  The Land Trust seeks & manages public & private donations & purchases of land & buildings, which will contribute to a permanent supply of affordable rental housing.  They work with a variety of partner agencies, such as BC Housing, Habitat, Heartwood Homes, Okanagan College’s construction trade program, etc., to identify, acquire, design, build & populate modest housing for families & individuals whose income is insufficient to cover the market cost of housing.  Successfully completed projects include a 2010-built six-plex, & a 2012 major renovation of a 75-unit apartment block.  A new project is expected to be announced next month.  The Land Trust is always pro-actively working on a “shovel-ready” project or two, in anticipation of funding being made available.  They are also looking for new Directors, with experience, skills, & an interest in affordable housing.