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Nov 2019

Housing : National Housing Day

National Housing Day in Canada is held annually on November 22nd, as an opportunity to reflect on the challenges Canadian communities are facing and to recognize the work that’s being to ensure every Canadian has a home.

Like many cities across Canada, Nanaimo is facing an affordable housing and homelessness crisis.  The recently published 2019 Nanaimo’s Vital Signs report shows that our city is struggling: 

See the full report here.

The Nanaimo Homeless Coalition recognizes the negative impact this crisis is having on our community and is working with all levels of government to take action.  

The Nanaimo Homeless Coalition drives solutions to end homelessness by uniting the organizations, citizens and governments which support at-risk residents, while also working to diminish the harm caused by homelessness on individuals and community.

Resources

For more information on how the government is addressing the affordable housing and homelessness crisis, see the Province of B.C.’s statement on National Housing Day.

You can learn more about Canada’s National Housing Strategy  

Nanaimo’s Action Plan to End Homelessness

Nanaimo Affordable Housing Strategy

For more information on how each level of government is helping, visit the City of Nanaimo

You can also follow the conversation online with #nationalhousingday 

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