Kamloops is going to provide storage for the homeless population.
The City is partnering Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society to operate a mini-storage program for the region’s homeless population.
Social Development Supervisor, Jen Casorso says, the storage building and will operate four hours a day, seven days a week.
“We’ve got a building at 48 West Victoria Street that’s going to be used for mini storage. Mini, meaning, it’s not your, sort of furniture, kitchen, household items, but maybe it’s some important documents, a small amount of clothes, personal affects that you want to have safe and secure.”
Casorso says, there is room for 50 storage bins.
“They’re about 95 litres in size, which roughly is about 2 feet in length by a foot and a half high. They don’t hold more than 50 lbs, there’s a weight restriction. It’s not a ton of space, but I think its going to be something our folks on the street would appreciate.”
There will be no cost for storing belongings, but participants will be required to check in every two to three days, either in person or via phone.
The facility will be open for use Monday, April 9th.