Making Rent

Since our series on homelessness, we’ve been hearing from renters that are struggling to make ends meet.

Average rent in Nanaimo is growing faster than in the capital region, and Nanaimo’s vacancy rate continues to drop. We know people in Nanaimo want to better understand how we got here and the way forward.

Our solutions series builds from community consultations, surveys and investigations to illuminate the situation and responses on the ground and inspire evidence-based change. Ongoing since spring 2021.

Read part one to learn about Nanaimo’s rental and income data.

Read part two to understand how rental rates got so out of control.

Read part three to learn about what experts say we can do about it.

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