COVID-19 (Coronavirus): rental housing and renter protection

Renters and landlords are facing an exceptional situation during the COVID-19 emergency.

There are supports available to protect renters in Vancouver.

Provincial actions protecting renters

The BC government introduced measures to help renters and landlords experiencing financial difficulties during the COVID-19 emergency. Some measures have now been lifted.

Review details below. For additional information and questions about your tenancy during the COVID-19, visit the Residential Tenancy Branch website .

City actions protecting renters

We are also taking action to protect renters impacted by development in Vancouver under Tenant Relocation Plans.

Financial resources

During this unprecedented time, there are subsidies available to help renters and protect you from financial difficulties.

Contact our Renter Office

Reach out to the Renter Office for help with your next steps during the COVID-19 crisis.

We will get back to you within two business days.