The City of Vancouver has scheduled a public hearing on September 10th, 2019 to hear from concerned citizens on a proposed development that risks displacing over sixty tenants who live in affordable rental units in the Marpole neighbourhood.
TRAC has issued a press release, calling upon City Council to take steps to protect affordable housing, and honour their commitments to create and protect affordable housing, and to prevent renters in Vancouver from being displaced.
The Rental Housing Task Force delivered its Recommendations and Findings report, based on extensive consultations with tenants, landlords, and related organizations, on December 12th 2018.
The Task Force was established to help the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing fulfill her mandate of strengthening legal protections of tenants across the province. Unfortunately, despite some positive recommendations, the overall Report still falls short of providing meaningful improvements for tenants during a time of crisis.
TRAC has issued a press release in response to the report, available below, along with TRAC’s recommendations to the Task Force.