Housing is a basic need for everyone. The RDN recognizes that access to housing is part of a more sustainable region. Having enough housing to meet everyone's needs, in a choice of locations and at prices that people can afford, is important for building healthy and economically strong communities. Learn how the region is meeting housing needs.
There are a variety of services available in our region that address diverse housing needs:/emergency-shelter Supportive Youth Seniors Renters Owners
Shelter and Food Resources
Click the pictures below for print materials about shelter and food resources in the region.
This brochure gives information for emergency shelters, winter weather shelters, hot meal programs and food banks in the region. The brochure also provides bus route information to help find these services.
This poster includes information for emergency and winter weather shelters in the region.
Oceanside: A Guide to Local Agencies and Services
Click the image below to open the 2019 pamphlet produced in collaboration with the Oceanside Taskforce on Homelessness
Click the picture below to find out how the RDN is working towards meeting regional housing needs...
Help Build What is Needed
Click the picture below to learn about support and incentives to build affordable housing and join the Non-Profits and Private Developers already working with the RDN and Member Municipalities.
This list can be used to help you find resources to meet your own or other people's housing needs within the Regional District of Nanaimo.
Please contact us if you provide housing or housing supports that are not listed.
Regional District of Nanaimo
Nanaimo Area: 250-390-6510
Parksville/Qualicum Area: 250-954-3798
Toll Free within BC: 1-877-607-4111
Email: growthmanagement [at] rdn.bc.ca
Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society
Email: info [at] nahs.ca
Please contact Vancouver Island Crisis Society if you provide a community resource that is not listed in their database.
Vancouver Island Crisis Society
Email: info [at] vicrisis.ca
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