The government should have heard you loud and clear: Housing is the Number One challenge in BC!

Housing came up as the highest priority in all but one of the 28 communities that the government visited during the poverty reduction consultations.

  • We sent our submission to the Rental Housing Task Force recommending:
    • tying rent control to the unit (not the tenant);
    • tighter limits on annual rent increases;
    • adequately enforcing the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) and the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act;
    • and extending tenant rights to include all non-profit social housing currently exempt from the RTA.
  • We endorsed this excellent and comprehensive submission from the Vancouver Tenants’ Union for other ideas. 

Click on one of the titles below to read some of BC’s rental horror stories:
Rates too low, Rent too High Nowhere to go Squeezing Blood from a Stone Forced to lose a best friend
Ostracized from Community Desperate Senior Flooded Out of Heaven Boat dweller, no protection
Stuck Kids forced to live in cars Housing is a basic human right! Can't afford to go to the RTB
Bedbugs and no vacancies Landlord Shenanigans Send your story