Renter Survey


The City of Nanaimo is seeking input from renters about their experiences and opinions with finding and maintaining rental housing in Nanaimo.  The City’s Affordable Housing Strategy adopted in 2018 and the recently endorsed Health and Housing Action Plan support plans and policies to ensure accessible and affordable market rentals for Nanaimo residents. This renter’s experience survey is a recommendation of the Health and Housing Action Plan. 

The survey includes 18 questions and will take approximately 10  minutes to complete. Most questions are optional.  If you do not feel comfortable answering a specific question please skip it and move on to the next one.  Information will be used to inform City of Nanaimo Staff and Council of existing rental needs, challenges and opportunities in Nanaimo.  Please note, this survey is for renters only, a seperate survey will be available for landlords and property managers.   

The surveys will support and inform the engagement work underway through the City's REIMAGINE policy review.  During phase one of the REIMAGINE process over 35% of questionnaire participants noted they are not able to easily find housing that suits their needs, while over 55% supported prioritizing affordable housing as a top social priority.  Supporting rental housing was  included as a frequent comment through the engagement process.  The rental survey will help the City better understand the existing rental situation in Nanaimo, including individual renter needs

Collection and use of personal information

Information collected on this form is done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA.  Personal information will only be used by authorized staff to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected, or for a use consistent with that purpose.  Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Legislative Services Department at (250) 755-4405, or via email at

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