About Us

The Okanagan Village Housing Society, a local non-profit organization, is actively providing affordable housing in our communities and is working to ensure even more options in the future.

We have identified working families on a low to moderate income, seniors, and people with disabilities as the ‘forgotten population’ and are developing housing for these households.  We are also open to developing projects for other target populations as opportunities arise.

A permanent supply of affordable housing to meet the needs of the North Okanagan.

To increase the supply of affordable housing for individuals and families with low to moderate income.

The Okanagan Village Housing Society has identified working families on a low to moderate income, seniors, and people with disabilities as the ‘forgotten population’. As property values have increased dramatically in the North Okanagan, rental and purchased properties have become few and unattainable for many of the employees that service our community.  We are focused on developing a permanent inventory of housing for this important group of citizens.

The Okanagan Village Housing Society solicits and manages public and private donations of money, land and other assets for the purpose of purchasing and managing land for the purpose of affordable housing.

The Land Trust works with a variety of other non-profits, governments, businesses and developers to make affordable housing a reality. Click to see our list of Friends / Sponsors.

Our Team

Organizational Structure:

A non-profit society governed by a Board of Directors consisting of business representatives from the community, including members of the Legal, Financial, Accounting, Real Estate, and business consulting segments.  The Board of Directors serve voluntarily and are elected yearly by members at the AGM. New Directors are recruited through a comprehensive process based on the skills required for the Board.

If you are interested in becoming a Director for the Land Trust, please contact us.

Board of Directors

Staff

Cindy Masters

Cindy Masters

Executive Director

Kara Reynolds

Kara Reynolds

Building Manager

Friends/Sponsors

Learn more by clicking the individual sponsor’s logo to visit their websites.

Greg Schroeder Memorial Award

The Okanagan Village Housing Society formerly known as Vernon and District Community Land Trust Society has established an annual award of $500 in memory of Greg Schroeder for a student who has completed full-time study in the Residential Construction program at the Vernon Campus of Okanagan College. The recipient will be a permanent resident of the North Okanagan region for at least one year at the time of application.

Greg Schroeder was a tireless community supporter and a founding member. As a lawyer with Davidson & Company, Greg ensured that all of the legalities of the many aspects of the society were in order. He also brought a tremendous passion for social issues within the community combined with a clear sense of the business side of the organization and projects. Greg was instrumental in many social projects in Vernon including: The People Place,Community Futures, Teen Junction and Vision North Okanagan to name just a few. An active Rotarian, he led by example with his heart and many talents.

For more information on the the award, visit the Okanagan College Awards online list.

Previous Winners

2018 Award Winner:  Brittany Couchman
2018 Award Winner:  Jessica Jones

Contact Information

Phone: (250) 545-6475
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: Okanagan Village Housing Society
#100 - 3502 27th Avenue
Vernon, BC V1T 7A1