Dozens of tenants moving into Nanaimo supportive housing

Tenants of the supportive housing newly opened in Nanaimo will be moved in within seven days.

So far, about 50 residents of DisconTent City in Nanaimo have moved into supportive housing at 2020 Labieux Rd., an official with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing said Wednesday.

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The province stepped in to buy land and modular housing to create 170 units on two sites. The Labieux Road property is being leased from the city, while another site, at 250 Terminal Ave., was purchased.

At its peak, the tent city, which is one city land, had about 300 campers. The city went to court, and residents were ordered to leave by the end of November.

That date has been informally extended as various agencies work together to move campers into the supportive housing.

Tenants will be relocated during the coming week, the ministry said.

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