Nanaimo

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness: 433 (2020)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 59.5% (2020)
Individuals experiencing episodic homelessness: 10.3% (2020)
Individuals experiencing sheltered homelessness: 84 (2020)
Individuals staying in a facility setting: 4 (2020)
Individuals in transitional housing:  29 (2020)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  253 (2020)
Number of hidden homeless:  17 (2020)
Individuals identifying as youth:  Age 18-24: 23% (2020)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  33% (2020)
Individuals identifying as LGBTQ2S+: 26 (2020)
Individuals identifying as female:  29% (2020)
Individuals identifying as male:  68% (2020)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  1.8% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate:  1.3% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  2% (2021)
Average cost of rent (bachelor):  $974/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $1,091/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,351/month (2021)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Family and individual visits to food bank:

Province wide: 131,001 (2021)

Income assistance (single person):

$935/month (October 2021)