BC Housing, the City of Nanaimo and Pacifica Housing are working together to address the urgent need for housing and supports for individuals who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Nanaimo. The project will be constructed on city-owned land with construction funding and ongoing funding support provided by BC Housing.
The 1425 Cranberry Avenue site was selected based on a number of criteria, including: Fair distribution of affordable housing across the community; proximity to amenities and transit; connection to community services and potential employment areas; residential areas and available City-owned property.
The project will provide up to 44 units of new supportive housing with 24/7 onsite supports. The three-storey modular building will be located at 1425 Cranberry Avenue and will be operated by Pacifica Housing. Each self-contained home will include a bathroom and kitchen. Tenants will also have access to a shared amenity space, a meal program and support services.
The operator, Pacifica Housing, is an experienced non-profit housing organization that operates several facilities in Nanaimo, including a similar supported housing project on Uplands Drive. A post-occupancy survey of the neighbourhood of the Uplands Walk project, available under the ‘Documents’ tab, found that the neighbours of that project have had a much more positive experience with the project than they anticipated.
Please send any questions or comments regarding this project to email@example.com. All comments will be shared with the City of Nanaimo and Pacifica Housing.