Hammond Bay Residences Awarded Best in Affordable Housing

Ballenas Housing Society’s newest building has been awarded best Affordable Housing project at the 17th Annual Vancouver Island Commercial Building Awards. The awards ceremony was held on April 11, 2024, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre where representatives from the 44 finalists gathered for awards presentations in a variety of categories. Hammond Bay Residences, located… read more

Ballenas Properties up for Commercial Building Awards

Two of Ballenas Housing Society’s newest buildings have been nominated as finalists for the 17th Annual Vancouver Island Commercial Building Awards. 360 and 364 Moilliet Street S, Parksville was designed by D-Architecture and completed in Spring 2023 by Windley Contracting Ltd. This impressive complex features 8 three-bedroom townhomes with full kitchens two washrooms and ensuite… read more

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… read more

Ballenas Celebrates Grand Opening of First Housing Complex in Parksville

A grand opening was held on July 11, 2023, to celebrate Ballenas Housing Society’s affordable housing complex in Parksville, BC. Their newest community, located at 360 and 364 Moilliet Street S, is their first to be built outside of Nanaimo. The complex features townhomes and apartments providing 87 homes designed for independent low to moderate… read more

NAHS Announces Name Change to Ballenas Housing Society

Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society has changed its name to Ballenas Housing Society to better reflect the growing number of communities it serves on Vancouver Island. Established in 1990 by a group of concerned community members in response to the lack of affordable family rental housing in Nanaimo, the Society acquired funding to build and operate its… read more