September 2019 General Meeting

53 VTU members attended our General Meeting on Sept 21. Here's what happened... Continue reading

CALL TO ACTION: Support of tenants at 8636 and 8656 Oak St!

60+ low income tenants at this building are may be demovicted so the landlord can build a larger building with rents almost double the current rates! There are almost no affordable vacancies in Marpole (or anywhere in Vancouver) for these tenants to move into if they are evicted from their homes. Help us protect vulnerable, low income tenants in Marpole. Help us keep Marpole affordable! Continue reading

Anti-Renoviction Flea Market & Silent Auction Sept. 14

Come out to help your tenants union raise funds for advocacy costs associated with fighting renovictions, promoting tenants' rights, multilingual tenant organizing, and more! Continue reading

Nanaimo St. Demoviction Raises Doubts About Tenant Protection Policy

Tenants at 326 Nanaimo are facing demoviction and have joined VTU hoping to secure the rights and compensation afforded them by the Tenant Relocation and Protection Policy (TRPP). All tenants are vulnerable, low income, and have been paying significantly lower than CMHC average rent for the area. Continue reading

Acting Fast under Threat of Sahota Evictions

VTU organizers were alerted in late August that as many as 20 tenants in two buildings on Wall St. had received eviction notices Continue reading

Vancouver Tenants Union Creates Fund For Multilingual Tenant Organizing

[Solheim Place tenants in April, 2019 Photo Credit: Nat Lowe] July 7, 2019 VTU members voted unanimously in favour of a new “Language Access Fund” Continue reading

Marpole Chapter Launches

Tenant organizers in Marpole gathered at Marpole Neighbourhood house on July 23, 2019 to help create another new chapter of the VTU. Continue reading

Telling Tenancy Stories Through Sound

VTU members collect tenant stories and partner with a youth arts mentorship program to create audio podcasts about housing. Above: Kell Gerlings leads a discussion on housing and social action. Photo courtesy of VIVO Media Arts Centre Continue reading

July 2019 General Meeting

Over 50 VTU members, including many new volunteers, gathered at the Carnegie Community Centre on July 6th. Here's what happened... Continue reading

Vancouver Council Expands Tenant Relocation Policy - But Not Much Else

Following Cllr Jean Swanson’s motion to protect tenants from renovictions and aggressive buyouts - which VTU members rallied council to pass last December - city staff completed their final report back and recommendations... Continue reading