Residents finding refuge from homelessness at Polson Park Motel no longer have to worry.

The B.C. government has purchased the Vernon motel to provide permanent homes for people experiencing homelessness.

The old motel on 24th Avenue is a two-storey building with 29 units, each fitted with a washroom and kitchenette. BC Housing has been leasing the motel as temporary housing for the community’s most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic since April 2020. Now, those currently living in the motel will be able to stay there.