The City of Nanaimo has retained City Spaces Consulting to prepare a Housing Needs Assessment for Nanaimo. A Housing Needs Assessment will identify current and future gaps in housing supply, type, and affordability including analyzing quantitative and qualitative data about local demographics and economics. Housing Needs Assessments are legislated by the Provincial government and funding has been provided to support local governments.
The findings of the Housing Needs Assessment will help to inform the City’s ability to better understand what kinds of housing are most needed, and can help inform local plans, policies, and development decisions. The Project aims to:
Once the Housing Needs Assessment is complete, the report will be presented to Council and submitted to the Province of British Columbia and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities in accordance with the legislative requirements and the funding agreement.
Phase 1 Research and Project Launch (we are here)
Phase 2 Engagement and Consultation Summary Report (late Summer/early Fall 2022)
Phase 3 Analysis of Findings (Fall 2022)
Phase 4 Final Report (Winter 2022/23)
Regional District of Nanaimo Housing Needs Assessment
Nanaimo Affordable Housing Strategy
2021-JUN-07 UBCM Housing Needs Grant Application Council Report
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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