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.
The newly formed Lost Lake Cohousing is looking for members to create an intentional community in the north end of Nanaimo.
Water sub-meters installed in Nanaimo complexes enable private companies to track and charge tenants for water and sewer. But a lack of regulation leaves tenants feeling confused.
From permits to funding, the barriers to getting the Paisley Place affordable rental complex off the ground have been many.
On this small Gulf Island, a proactive community spirit is helping solve the local rental affordability crisis.
Reporter Julie Chadwick sat down with Nanaimo Ladysmith MP Paul Manly to talk about how we got here and what’s next.
After many months of advocacy, residents of the non-profit family housing complex say they’re seeing change for the better, and others could learn from their experience.
Oak Tree Manor’s staff are ‘outstandingly supportive,’ family members say, and the founder aims to put affordability over profit.
As more people across Vancouver Island turn to tiny house living, here’s what’s needed and what’s next.
With 40 applications in one weekend, the pilot program sees ‘huge need’ as rental costs skyrocket.
As low-income seniors in Nanaimo struggle to find affordable housing, community groups step up to help.