BC ACORN welcomes new rental task force

Posted April 12, 2018

BC ACORN members welcome the introduction of a new task force by the Province, that looks to address issues in rental housing. BC ACORN and other allies have fought for strengthened tenant rights for a number of years. We are hopeful that the task force will hold landlords to account and improve protections for tenants. ACORN calls on the task force to end the renovictions that price low and moderate income tenants out of their homes. Our other demands for Healthy Homes include:

·        Strengthen BC’s rent control laws:

o   Tie rent control to units rather than to the lease;

o   Commit to exploring alternative maximum rent increases, as the current 2.5% plus inflation is too much.

·        Commit to reviewing the Residential Tenancy Act & ensure tenants have a seat at the table.

Contact bclo@acorncanada.org or (604) 522 8737 to find out more about our Healthy Homes campaign.