Affordable Housing

Housing Food and Shelter 

There are a variety of services available in our region that address diverse housing needs:

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The Regional District of Nanaimo's housing framework includes a series of policies and initiatives with the goal of providing more affordable and supportive housing across the region. A key consideration of the framework is to promote a more diverse range of housing options to accommodate the current and future housing needs of our communities.

The Housing Framework is based on three key components:

  • The high-level housing policy guidance provided in the Regional Growth Strategy (Goal 4) that helps to inform the region's Official Community Plans.
  • The more detailed housing policy direction contained in the Official Community Plans for each municipality and electoral area in the region.
  • The RDN's Board's Strategic Priority to provide affordable housing for residents, which includes advocating for additional funding support and regulations to support building innovation and to developing a Regional Housing Strategy.