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Protecting renters and rental housing

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. 

What's happening

Help for renters

Renters enquiry line



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

Tenant Relocation and Protection Policy enquiry line 



For questions about our Tenant Relocation Policy, including eligibility and compensation.


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

Owners and developers

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