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Social- and market rental housing

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Finding affordable rental housing in Vancouver can be a challenge for residents of all income brackets.

For lower income tentants, it is particularly difficult.

That is why Council is actively working to protect the City's existing supply of affordable rental housing, while adding an additional 5,000 units of non-market or social housing.

At the same time, Council plans to enable an additional 11,000 new market rental housing units to the City's stock, as well as help more renters become home owners, by enabling the building of 20,000 new market ownership units.

The goal is to make sure every resident has a safe, affordable home.

Social rental housing resources

Find social and co-op housing

Subsidized housing is available for people who cannot afford to pay market rents. Find subsidized housing facilities in Vancouver, and apply to live there.

Apply for social and co-op housing

If you are a low wage earner, you may be entitled to a subsidized or co-op apartment. Learn if you qualify, and find out how to apply.

Market rental housing resources

Find market rate rental housing

Use these popular online resources to find a room, apartment, or house to rent in Vancouver.

City-owned market rental housing

Rental properties are posted on the City of Vancouver's website as they become available. Note that the City does not maintain a waiting list.

Rental disputes and evictions

Get help and legal advice for disputes with your landlord in the Greater Vancouver area, from the Residential Tenancy Branch.

How the City expands and maintains the rental stock

Creating new market rental housing

Vancouver City Council has innovative programs that help increase the availability of market rental housing, including the Secured Market Rental Housing Policy, the Short Term Incentives for Rental Housing (STIR) program, and more.

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