Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

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.

Housing Resources

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.

2019 Shelter and Food Brochure
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...

Affordable Housing

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.

Not listed?
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]

If you need help finding subsidized housing, the Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society maintains a webpage of Housing Options for the City of Nanaimo.

Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society
Tel: 250-755-1158
Email: info [at]

In addition to crisis support the Vancouver Island Crisis Line (1-888-494-3888) provides community resource information and access to the Mental Health Crisis Response Team when appropriate.

Not listed?
Please contact Vancouver Island Crisis Society if you provide a community resource that is not listed in their database.

Vancouver Island Crisis Society
Tel: 250-753-2495
Email: info [at]

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