While over half of Vancouver’s residents are renters, their voices and interests are not represented at City Hall. Renters are vulnerable to soaring rent costs, demoviction, and displacement.We need to do better.
Protect renters’ rights through stronger enforcement of current rules and increase the city resources directed at renter protection.
- Advocate for the maximum allowable rental increase to be at the inflation rate
- Support rental-only zoning on undeveloped land and new developments
- Ensure all redevelopment of rentals maintains the current number of units within the neighbourhood, maintains the same number of bedrooms as the previous unit, sets rent at the same or similar rates as previous units, and gives current tenants the right of first refusal.
- Create the position of a Renters' Advocate within the City