Ask Wellness Society working to find displaced Kengard Manor residents new homes.
"The Red Cross has designated the Ask Wellness Society the re-lodging manager. So, we're working closely with them to make sure folks are wrapped around with services."
Director of operations Stacy Wormell-Street says they are meeting with many of the 57-people left homeless following the apartment complex fire last week on Merritt Ave the next couple days, with the hope of finding them new homes somewhere in the region within the next two weeks.
"Ensuring they are supported, and making sure they have some where to live. We are letting people know though, that Merritt is basically at a 0% rental vacancy rate right now. So, we are looking to re-locate some of the people to Logan Lake and Kamloops until the housing market opens back up in Merritt."
Emergency Management BC has extended emergency funding for food and lodging for the displaced residents an additional two weeks, and the City of Merritt has informed them that they need to find new accommodations following that period.