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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Nanaimo Health & Housing Action Plan

There are almost 8,000 people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness every year in Nanaimo. This is how our community plans to take action.

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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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Our member organization Pacifica Housing is doing great things. 🙌#endhomelessness #nanaimobc #NHC #NanaimoHomelessCoalitionBlaine had been moving between shelters and the street for almost a year before he chanced upon Pacifica Housing’s Downtown Outreach Resource Services one snowy day. He believes it was fate. “I don’t know where I’d be without Pacifica,” he says.Blaine has come a long way on his journey with Pacifica. From living in a shelter, to temporary accommodation in a hotel room, to a supportive housing unit, and finally, to his very own bachelor suite in the private market, Blaine’s success story demonstrates the need for housing support services in the community. Click here to read more about Blaine: See MoreSee Less
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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 The Cost of Homelessness

The Facts

In Nanaimo.


People experiencing homelessness


Have been homeless for
more than six months


Are from Nanaimo

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