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.
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
VTU organizers were alerted in late August that as many as 20 tenants in two buildings on Wall St. had received eviction noticesRead more
[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”Read more
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 CentreRead more
Alice Saunders House is home to 64 low income seniors and managed by non-profit Brightside Community Homes Foundation. Brightside has decided to invest a $18.1 million grant from the BC government in demolishing Alice Saunders Building and replacing it with a mixed market and non-market building.