Jean Corrigan stands outside the Fort McKay home where she works as a caregiver for an elder.

Housing costs are up dramatically and rentals are scarce. The lack of affordable housing has pushed more people into homelessness. Struggles with poverty are more visible than ever. The Discourse is reporting in-depth stories about the crisis’ roots and history and point to solutions to help those struggling.

After the City of Nanaimo moved to rezone an ancient Snuneymuxw village site, B.C.’s reconciliation minister stepped in

‘It’s important we allow time for this work to occur,’ the minister said as he offered mediation between the City of Nanaimo, Snuneymuxw First Nation and the Millstone Riverfront developer.

These tenants are on the hook for their landlord’s new roof — and the rent increase is permanent

B.C.’s new rental increase formula aims to ensure landlords actually complete repairs, but tenants are left wondering why they have to pay.

Comment: Want to end the drug poisoning crisis? Start by listening to people who use drugs

People on the ground know how to save lives, writes nurse and community advocate Sarah Lovegrove. Will the rest of the community step up?

Developer sues engineers over structural issues at Magdalena apartment complex

Residents at the Magdalena say they’ve dealt with maintenance disruptions and security issues for over a year.

Reporter’s Notebook: Eviction at Bastion Street bridge

After the city removed a truckload of tarps and other cold-weather supplies from the encampment, advocates point to solutions.

After Nanaimo’s only warming centre suddenly closed, this organization stepped up

Within hours, RISEBRIDGE brought the community together to provide a low-barrier emergency warming centre, maintain fragile relationships and rebuild trust.

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