Working Together
to End Homelessness
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What we do

We bring together non-profit organizations, governments and concerned citizens to develop and drive solutions to end homelessness.

Lack of Affordable Housing

Ideally, less than 30% of your income is spent on housing. Almost half (47.4%) of Nanaimo’s renters spend more than 30% of their income on housing.

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2020 Nanaimo Point-in-Time Homeless Count

The final data highlights the dire need for increased affordable housing and improved services for those facing homelessness.

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Health Needs are High

Many people experiencing homelessness are facing health challenges; 61% have a mental health challenge, 41% have a medical issue and 24% have an acquired brain injury.

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Who We Are

Together, we work to end Homelessness while diminishing the harm it causes to individuals and the community.

We unite the organizations, citizens and governments that support our community’s most vulnerable residents.

Nanaimo’s Affordable Housing National Housing Day

The Facts

Homelessness
In Nanaimo.

433+

People experiencing homelessness

77%

Have been homeless for
more than six months

71%

Are from Nanaimo

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