Making Rent

Since our series on homelessness, we’ve been hearing from renters that are struggling to make ends meet. After putting our next investigation topic to a community vote, rental affordability came out as the winner.

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 and investigations to illuminate the situation and responses on the ground and inspire evidence-based change. Through April 2021.

With support from: