The City of Nanaimo retained City Spaces Consulting to prepare a Housing Needs Report for Nanaimo. Housing Needs Reports are required by the Provincial government and funding was provided by the province for this project. The findings of the Housing Needs Report will help to inform plans, policies, and development decisions. The Housing Needs Report will identify the current and emerging housing needs, and support a strategic approach to land use planning and implementation.
The May 2023 Housing Needs Report is available here.
Phase 1 Research and Project Launch (completed Spring/Summer 2022)
Phase 2 Engagement and Consultation Summary Report
Phase 3 Analysis of Findings (Fall 2022)
Phase 4 Final Report (Winter 2022/23)
City of Nanaimo Housing Needs Report - Engagement Summary Report
Regional District of Nanaimo Housing Needs Assessment
Nanaimo Affordable Housing Strategy
2021-JUN-07 UBCM Housing Needs Grant Application Council Report
2023-JUN-12 Housing Needs Report - Council Report and PowerPoint
In 2018, Nanaimo City Council endorsed the Nanaimo Affordable Housing Strategy (AHS). The AHS sets the priorities for the City of Nanaimo to address affordability and supply across the housing continuum over the next 10 years. The findings of the Housing Needs Assessment will help to inform the following objectives of the AHS:
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