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Rental and renter protection

Finding rental housing in Vancouver can be a challenge for residents of all income brackets. For lower-income tenants, it's particularly difficult.

That is why Council is actively working to:

  • Advocate for renters and help renters understand their rights
  • Protect the existing supply of rental housing
  • Provide grants to social and co-op housing providers
  • Encourage new market rental housing units

Our goal is the make sure every resident has a safe, suitable home.

Protecting renters

How renters are protected during rezoning and development and help for renters.

Single Room Accommodation Bylaw

The SRA Bylaw regulates the alteration, conversion, and demolition of low-cost housing Downtown.

Rental disputes and evictions