Health and Housing Task Force

Purpose

The purpose of the Health and Housing Task Force was to address the health and housing crisis in our community. The Task Force met every two weeks from 2019-MAY-18 until 2020-FEB-10.

Please see the documents tab below for all meeting agendas, presentations and reports, including the Health and Housing Action Plan.

The Task Force had a mandate for the following actions:

  • Work with Nanaimo Homeless Coalition (the "Coalition") to fulfill the Community Plan requirements of the Federal "Reaching Home" (Designated and Aboriginal) funding
  • Determine the optimal governance structure to implement the Nanaimo Action Plan to End Homelessness
  • Oversee the implementation of the Coalition's Action Plan to End Homelessness and Nanaimo's Affordable Housing Strategy
  • Provide recommendations to Nanaimo City Council on other issues arising from and giving rise to homelessness in our community (poverty, mental health, substance use disorders)
  • Provide status updates on the progress of the Task Force to the Coalition
  • Determine the connection between the Regional District of Nanaimo affordable housing initiatives and those within the City of Nanaimo
  • Advocate for additional resources from all levels of government for housing, health and poverty reduction initiatives
  • Participate in the creation of a health, housing and homelessness communications strategy
  • Address other issues as the Task Force sees fit.

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