B.C. Tenants Report Deteriorating Mental Health, Going Hungry, and Fears About Making Rent

***For immediate release*** August 24, 2020  With the province-wide ban on evictions for non-payment of rent set to end Sept 1st, the Vancouver Tenants Union (VTU) surveyed 400 renters about their rent situations and their overall well-being. The results were alarming. Continue reading

2020 Virtual AGM

The VTU's third Annual General Meeting was held on the unceded and occupied territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh on July 25th, 2020. Due to the pandemic, members were invited to attend and participate online or via telephone. Here's what happened... Continue reading

BC Government Paves Way For Mass Evictions This Fall

***For immediate release*** July 16th 2020 Today the Government of British Columbia announced that the ban on evictions due to non-payment of rent will be removed on September 1st, paving the way for thousands of the most vulnerable tenants in BC to become targets of evictions by their landlords. Continue reading

1,117 renters say no evictions, no rent debt

An open letter to Minister Selina Robinson, Premier John Horgan, and MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert: Continue reading

Status of Renters in May

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

April 2020 [Virtual] General Meeting

59 VTU members attended our first online general meeting on April 25, 2020. Here is what happened... 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  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