About VNHS

Vernon Native Housing Society offers 114 units of houses within Vernon.  The society offers many housing types to suit the needs of low-income individuals and families of both aboriginal and non-aboriginal ancestry.  These housing types include: single family homes, small and large multifamily complexes, an elders/seniors apartment building; within its complexes there are one, two and three bedroom accessible units for persons with mobility challenges. Vernon Native Housing Society also has three BC Housing portable rent subsidies which allows families flexibility in where they choose to live.

Construction began on a new 38 unit apartment building, consisting of bachelor, one bedroom accessible, and one, two and three bedroom units.  This complex has an amenities room for tenant meetings and workshops, a playground for children and is close to a designated neighbourhood and schools.  This complex is scheduled to be completed in January 2020.

Mission Statement

“To enhance the living conditions of the Urban People in the City of Vernon”

Board of Directors093
Valerie Chiba – President

Rick Chiba – Vice-President

Michael Ochoa – Secretary

Greg Barry – Treasurer

VNHS Staff
Karen Gerein – Executive Director
Caitlin McKenny – Office Assistant
James Verheul – Maintenance
Wendy Hayward – Tenant Relations Coordinator