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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Wondering where you can find fact-based information and resources about Nanaimo’s homelessness crisis, including data from recent Point in Time (PIT) Count and Nanaimo’s new Health and Housing Action Plan? Head to our website: nanaimohomelesscoalition.ca/#NanaimoHomelessCoalition #nanaimo #endhomelessness #NHC See MoreSee Less
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Just a couple of days left for grant applications to fund work to prevent or address homelessness in Nanaimo.Calling all agencies in Cowichan Valley Regional District, City of Duncan – Local Government and City of Nanaimo Local Government! If you work to prevent and reduce homelessness, don’t miss the Reaching Home funding deadline this Friday, July 23rd. 🗓️Learn more and apply: www.uwcnvi.ca/reachinghome#UnitedWay #VancouverIsland #ReachingHome #Nanaimo #Duncan #CowichanValley 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

Homelessness
In Nanaimo.

433+

People experiencing homelessness

77%

Have been homeless for
more than six months

71%

Are from Nanaimo

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