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Protecting renters and rental housing

What you need to know
What you need to know

Protecting renters, over half of Vancouver households, is a top priority. 

Rising housing costs and low rental-housing vacancy rates mean renters may have difficulty finding and affording suitable housing.

This difficulty increases when they have to move because their building gets renovated or redeveloped.

We're taking action to add immediate supports for renters. 

Renters enquiry line



Staff monitor enquiries daily. We aim to respond within 2 business days.

Help for renters

What's happening


How you're protected if your landlord plans to renovate or develop the unit or building you rent.

Relocation and protection policy area

Answer questions to confirm if you're protected by our Tenant Relocation and Protection Policy.

Owners and developers

What you must do to help renters if you're redeveloping. Access applicant checklists and templates.