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

Marpole Tenants Fight for Housing Justice

Read the original article by VTU member Lisa Descary on Springmag.ca Continue reading

September 2019 General Meeting

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