Renter Services Centre

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Image is an exterior photo of the proposed Renter Centre at 900 Howe St with cars at Smithe and Howe intersection

Renting in Vancouver 

A home is the foundation from which Vancouverites work, learn, thrive, and form a sense of belonging and community in our city. Most households in Vancouver rent their homes. Every renter needs a secure, affordable home that meets their needs. However, many renters in Vancouver face challenges finding and keeping a home.

Planning a Vancouver Renter Services Centre 

We are proposing to create a 'Renter Services Centre' in the city where renters can get help. We know that many renters rely on community organizations that provide resources and services to help them retain safe, suitable and affordable housing. We’re exploring the idea of bringing organizations together under one roof at 900 Howe Street to help renters access the services they need.

The proposed Renter Services Centre could offer a range of services such as legal support for a renter facing an eviction, education for renters to learn about renter rights and responsibilities, help understanding City and Provincial policies, help filling out housing applications, and more. Our goal is to improve access to supports, education and legal advocacy for Vancouver renters.

We are currently exploring the feasibility and potential value of a Renter Services Centre, including options to best meet the needs of renters in accessing services and supports.

Renting in Vancouver 

A home is the foundation from which Vancouverites work, learn, thrive, and form a sense of belonging and community in our city. Most households in Vancouver rent their homes. Every renter needs a secure, affordable home that meets their needs. However, many renters in Vancouver face challenges finding and keeping a home.

Planning a Vancouver Renter Services Centre 

We are proposing to create a 'Renter Services Centre' in the city where renters can get help. We know that many renters rely on community organizations that provide resources and services to help them retain safe, suitable and affordable housing. We’re exploring the idea of bringing organizations together under one roof at 900 Howe Street to help renters access the services they need.

The proposed Renter Services Centre could offer a range of services such as legal support for a renter facing an eviction, education for renters to learn about renter rights and responsibilities, help understanding City and Provincial policies, help filling out housing applications, and more. Our goal is to improve access to supports, education and legal advocacy for Vancouver renters.

We are currently exploring the feasibility and potential value of a Renter Services Centre, including options to best meet the needs of renters in accessing services and supports.

Consultation has concluded
  • What We Heard

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    In the fall of 2021, we asked you about your experiences accessing services to help you find and keep your rental home, and how a Renter Services Centre could best help meet your needs as a renter. We engaged over 600 renters with a diversity of lived experiences through a survey and focus groups. 37 organizations that support Vancouver renters also shared their ideas and feedback. Learn more in the What We Heard engagement summary and appendix.