Habitat Kamloops is excited to announce a partnership with the Sorrento & District Housing Society for the development of additional seniors & family housing in Sorrento. The proposed project will be located at the Sorrento Lions Manor site and may include seniors & supportive housing as well as family housing units. The number of residential suites and unit mix will be determined in the preliminary design process.

Habitat Kamloops has received funding from the Shuswap Community Foundation to be used for pre-development expenses, site analysis, and residential concepts design alternatives. More information will be posted on Habitat Kamloops’ website as the project progresses.

Breaking: Sorrento & District Housing Society (Lions Manor)/Sorrento Lions Club and Habitat for Humanity are on the move in the South Shuswap!

There’s a need. There must be solutions. A place to live; to have a home.

It has been long known that there is a shortage of housing for low to medium income seniors and families in our area. Lions manor in Sorrento is continually at capacity and the need is still growing.

Many of the seniors in our community and area are aging in place but will require lower maintenance independent living space and may simply have difficulty affording such a home. Seniors with less mobility will require a community with sufficient amenities to allow them to live independently.

Safe, energy efficient and modern cost effective housing allows for new and existing members of our community in need of affordable housing to live and grow in a healthy, supportive environment.

The Sorrento & District Housing Society (Lions Manor) supported by the Sorrento Lions Club have entered into an agreement with Habitat for Humanity as a first step to build and support affordable housing for independent living in the South Shuswap. Habitat’s expertise and experience will be a truly valued component of this partnership. With a primary focus on rental units, this initative plans to retain the current Lions Manor while adding a new affordable housing development on the property.

— Board of Directors, Sorrento & District Housing Society