Status of Renters in May

It’s May. Here’s what the picture for renters in Vancouver looks like: Continue reading

BC and federal governments facilitate massive transfer of wealth from bottom to top as renters unable to pay continue to organize

***For immediate release*** April 2nd 2020 VANCOUVER BC Due to weeks of inaction by federal and BC provincial governments to get support measures out by rent day, thousands of renters with partial or no income have hit a financial wall. Continue reading

Under pressure, B.C. Enacts a *Nearly* Universal Moratorium on Evictions

***For immediate release***March 26th, 2020 Provincial Government enacts a nearly universal moratorium on evictions but leaves many questions left unanswered Continue reading

VTU Calls on Province & City to Enact an Evictions Moratorium During Coronavirus Outbreak

Dear Minister Selina Robinson and Mayor Kennedy Stewart, The Vancouver Tenants Union and other organizations are calling for an immediate moratorium on all evictions in light of the Coronavirus Pandemic.   Continue reading

City Renters Services Grant Update

On February 26, Vancouver City Council approved our union's application for the Renters Services Grant. VTU membership will have opportunity to vote on whether our union accepts the grant at our Annual General Meeting on March 22nd.   Continue reading

VTU Members Vote for New Office Space!

At the January 25 VTU General Meeting, members voted to sign a lease starting in February for a small office space in the Sun Wah building on Keefer Street in Chinatown. Continue reading

326 Nanaimo: What We Learned

Eight demovicted tenants at 326 Nanaimo St. fought to get the relocation they were promised by the City of Vancouver, with the organizing help of VTU, and support of the broader community.  Continue reading

November 2019 General Meeting

48 VTU members attended the general meeting on November 16, 2019. Here is what happened... Continue reading

City’s Re-Vamped Tenant “Protections” Are More Buyouts

  A Perspective from a Renovicted Tenant Who Qualifies for TRPP   Continue reading