Nanaimo - 250 Terminal Avenue – Affordable Rental and Supportive Housing

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250 Terminal Avenue is currently the home of Newcastle Place. This temporary supportive housing is operated by Island Crisis Care Society.

BC Housing owns this site. The proposal is to build approximately 50 new permanent purpose-built supportive homes.

In the longer term, affordable rental homes will also be built on site. These will be homes for families, seniors and people with disabilities. There will be about 40 homes.

Depending on community discussion and review of the building placement, rezoning may be required.

We want to continue the conversation about the housing at 250 Terminal Avenue with the community. We will reach out to discuss the next steps in the process and provide opportunities for further engagement.

What is supportive housing?

Supportive housing provides secure homes with support services to allow residents to shift to a more stable and healthy life. Staff will be onsite 24/7.

All residents will:

  • Currently live in Nanaimo
  • Apply to live in the building
  • Pay rent
  • Sign a program agreement (like a tenancy agreement)

Island Crisis Care Society would manage day-to-day operations of the supportive housing. They will provide supports to residents. Supports could include medical, mental health, life skills, and addictions services, as well as food and laundry.

An operator has not yet been selected for the affordable housing.

Virtual Neighbourhood Meeting

BC Housing and its partners hosted online virtual neighbourhood meetings on July 30, to share information about the plan for 250 Terminal Ave., answer questions and collect community feedback with the public. Please view video recording of the event below.


Please send your questions and comments through the Q&A tool below. We welcome your feedback.

Community Advisory Committee

A Newcastle Community Advisory Committee (CAC) led by Island Crisis Care Society is currently operating for the existing housing, with representatives from BC Housing, Island Health, the City of Nanaimo, community partners and community members. CACs are a great way to work together to successfully integrate the new buildings and residents into the community. The existing CAC would pause after Newcastle residents are relocated and would resume once the new purpose-built permanent supportive housing is closer to opening.

250 Terminal Avenue is currently the home of Newcastle Place. This temporary supportive housing is operated by Island Crisis Care Society.

BC Housing owns this site. The proposal is to build approximately 50 new permanent purpose-built supportive homes.

In the longer term, affordable rental homes will also be built on site. These will be homes for families, seniors and people with disabilities. There will be about 40 homes.

Depending on community discussion and review of the building placement, rezoning may be required.

We want to continue the conversation about the housing at 250 Terminal Avenue with the community. We will reach out to discuss the next steps in the process and provide opportunities for further engagement.

What is supportive housing?

Supportive housing provides secure homes with support services to allow residents to shift to a more stable and healthy life. Staff will be onsite 24/7.

All residents will:

  • Currently live in Nanaimo
  • Apply to live in the building
  • Pay rent
  • Sign a program agreement (like a tenancy agreement)

Island Crisis Care Society would manage day-to-day operations of the supportive housing. They will provide supports to residents. Supports could include medical, mental health, life skills, and addictions services, as well as food and laundry.

An operator has not yet been selected for the affordable housing.

Virtual Neighbourhood Meeting

BC Housing and its partners hosted online virtual neighbourhood meetings on July 30, to share information about the plan for 250 Terminal Ave., answer questions and collect community feedback with the public. Please view video recording of the event below.


Please send your questions and comments through the Q&A tool below. We welcome your feedback.

Community Advisory Committee

A Newcastle Community Advisory Committee (CAC) led by Island Crisis Care Society is currently operating for the existing housing, with representatives from BC Housing, Island Health, the City of Nanaimo, community partners and community members. CACs are a great way to work together to successfully integrate the new buildings and residents into the community. The existing CAC would pause after Newcastle residents are relocated and would resume once the new purpose-built permanent supportive housing is closer to opening.

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