A temporary homeless shelter in downtown Kelowna will remain open for two more months, possibly longer.

The Cornerstone emergency shelter, in the 400-block of Leon Avenue at the former A&B Sound building, is run by the John Howard Society which has confirmed that BC Housing has extended the funding for the 80-bed shelter by another two months until the end of May.

But now some in the business community, who attend meetings about the shelter, have told Global News that the shelter could stay open for another year.