Rental Housing Task Force Community Meetings and Online Feedback

May 28, 2018

Share your ideas on how we can ensure safe, secure and affordable rental housing in B.C.

Premier John Horgan has appointed a Rental Housing Task Force that will advise on how to improve security and fairness for renters and rental housing providers throughout the province.

The task force is headed up by Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert, who serves as the Premier’s Advisor on Residential Tenancy. Herbert will work alongside MLAs Adam Olsen and Ronna-Rae Leonard, who will make up the remaining two positions on the three-member task force.

The Rental Housing Task Force wants to better understand what further changes may be needed to modernize B.C.’s tenancy laws. Their work includes:

  • Talking to the public, rental housing providers, renters and stakeholders on their views and experiences with current tenancy laws and processes;
  • Identifying options to improve security and fairness for both renters and rental housing providers, while addressing the challenges of affordability;
  • A review of the existing laws and how they apply to different housing situations; and
  • A review of innovative approaches in other jurisdictions.

The task force will report findings and make recommendations to Premier Horgan and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson in fall 2018.

The public engagement will include meetings with organizations, community meetings in 10 locations, submissions from organizations through the month of June. The Lower Mainland dates are as follows:

Maple Ridge
Date: Monday June 4
Location: Thomas Haney Secondary School (Rotunda)
23000 116 Avenue
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Eventbrite Registration

Vancouver
Date: Wednesday June 27
Location: SFU Wosk Conference Centre
580 W Hastings Street
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Eventbrite Registration

Surrey
Date: Thursday June 28
Location: Bridgeview Community Centre
11475 126A St, Surrey
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Eventbrite Registration

Find the full list of meetings here: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/rentalhousingtaskforce/communitymeetings/

Submit your thoughts online here until July 6 at 4pm:

https://engage.gov.bc.ca/rentalhousingtaskforce/2018/05/28/706/

events
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm