We are excited to announce Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society has changed its name to Ballenas Housing Society.

Our new name better reflects the growing number of communities we serve on Vancouver Island. Our mission to develop and operate inclusive housing communities that promote stability and wellbeing for tenants, remains unchanged.

Our current email address ([email protected]) will continue to work. You may also use our new email address ([email protected])

Our phone number remains the same: 250-755-1158

Ballenas Housing Society is a non-profit registered charity governed by a committed and diverse volunteer Board of Directors


To develop and operate well-maintained housing for people with low to moderate income, while promoting inclusive and diverse communities.


Providing innovative and viable housing options for future generations.

Did You Know?

Our current property portfolio includes over 850 homes with additional units under construction adding 53 new non-market residences designed for low to moderate income independent seniors, persons with disabilities and small families living in the regional district. Ballenas communities offer a mix of rental rates based on demonstrated need from deep subsidy to low-end-of-market and rent-geared-to-income (RGI).

Over the past decade, Ballenas properties have received Municipal Design and Commercial Building Awards. In 2022, our 10 Buttertubs building received the Award of Merit from the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board.

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