Nanaimo

HOMELESSNESS

Experiencing absolute homelessness: 335 (2018)
Living in a domestic violence or emergency shelter: 57 (2018)
Experiencing chronic homelessness: 53% (2018)
Experiencing episodic homelessness:   13.8% (2018)
Self-identifying as members of the LGBTQ2S+ community: 1.7% (2018)
Living in an unsheltered space: 243 (2018)

 

HOUSING

Bachelor Vacancy Rate:

5.1% (2018)

1-bedroom Vacancy Rate:

2.3% (2018)

2-bedroom Vacancy Rate:

2.0% (2018)

3+ bedroom Vacancy Rate:

4.1% (2018)

Average cost of rent (bachelor):

$795 (2018)

Average cost of rent (1 bdrm):

$886 (2018)

Average cost of rent (2 bdrm):

$1084 (2018)

Average cost of rent (3+ bdrm):

$1265 (2018)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Income assistance (single individual living in social housing):

$710/mo. (2017)

Income assistance for those with a disability (single person/mo.)

$1,133 (2017)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count self-identifying as First Nations: 
 
25% (2018)
Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count self-identifying as Métis: 
 
4.2% (2018)
Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count self-identifying as Inuit: 
 
0% (2018)

Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count self-identifying as non-status Indigenous:

2.1% (2018)