Landmark MOU between BC Housing and City of Nanaimo

The City of Nanaimo and BC Housing have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build new housing in the community over the next few years.

This landmark MOU includes new developments proposed on six sites around the city. It includes three affordable rental buildings with approximately 125 homes for families and individuals. It also includes four purpose built permanent supportive housing developments with approximately 190 homes for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

This housing is needed to ensure some of Nanaimo’s most vulnerable people can access a basic and fundamental human right: housing. This partnership between the City and BC Housing is a commitment to act on housing needs in Nanaimo. All sites are shown in the map below.

Map of Housing Sites

We welcome your participation and perspective and hope that you will watch BC Housing’s Let’s Talk site for more updates and send any questions and feedback directly to communityrelations@bchousing.org. Virtual neighbourhood meetings will be held in the summer and will be designed to share what we’ve heard from the community, and provide opportunities for BC Housing and the City of Nanaimo to respond to questions or concerns on Nanaimo’s specific housing projects. Other forms of community engagement will be announced throughout the development of the MOU sites. 

How to connect with BC Housing

Additional help is available through the City’s Community Planning department. Please call 250-755-4464 to speak with Lisa Bhopalsingh, Manager, Community Planning or email communityplanning@nanaimo.ca or socialplanning@nanaimo.ca

Last updated: December 15, 2021

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