Ballenas opens new affordable rental homes in North Nanaimo

The property, located at 6010 Hammond Bay Road, is Ballenas’ first to be built in North Nanaimo. The building features 53 rental homes designed for independent low to moderate income residents capable of living independently without onsite supports. One and two-bedroom options are offered with rental rates based on demonstrated need.

20% of units will be at deep subsidy rental rates for residents with very low incomes (such as those receiving disability assistance, or a basic seniors’ pension), half the units will have rental rates geared to income (RGI), and 30% of units will be at or below market rental rates for moderate income residents.

“Too many people have had to face the difficult choice of choosing to live in the community they call home or somewhere else more affordable. That’s why our government is taking urgent action and working with partners at all levels to make sure that B.C. residents, including seniors, can afford to stay close to their friends, loved ones and their community as they age.” – The Honourable Ravi Kahlon, B.C. Minister of Housing

“The City of Nanaimo is incredibly grateful to CMHC and BC Housing and welcomes these much needed housing units to Nanaimo. This will profoundly and positively impact the lives of the residents.” – Leonard Krog, Mayor, City of Nanaimo

“We extend our thanks to CMHC, BC Housing, and the City of Nanaimo who all contributed to making this new development possible. Ballenas believes everyone deserves well maintained housing with a sense of home and community.” – David Brooks, Chair, Ballenas Housing Society

Quick facts:

Established in 1990, Ballenas Housing Society is a non-profit registered charity governed by a Board of Directors generously donating their time and expertise.

With over 850 homes, Ballenas communities offer a mix of property types with rental rates ranging from deep subsidy to low end of market and rent geared to income.

The Society’s website includes information and online application forms for available rentals located in Nanaimo and Parksville.



Andrea Blakeman, CEO

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