NEWS: On June 22, 2011, delegates at the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) congress in Regina unanimously adopted a resolution put forward by a Rental Housing Supply Coalition member, the BC Non Profit Housing Association. The resolution calls on the CHRA to urge the federal government to put in place measures that will grow Canada’s rental housing stock, with an emphasis on affordable housing units. Read more on CHRA’s website.

Help send a message to senior governments. Sign your support to the Rental Housing Supply Coalition's platform now.

We have the statistics. You have the stories.

There’s a hidden rental housing crisis looming in Metro Vancouver. Help us make it visible.

A shortage of decent and affordable rental housing means tens of thousands of households are faced with unaffordable rents or unsuitable housing that is unsafe, unhealthy or has too many people in too small a space.

Over 31,000 local households are paying so much of their monthly income on rent that they are one paycheque away from homelessness.

Everyone is affected – students, seniors, new immigrants, single-parent families and more. The rental shortage is especially hard on families with annual income below $50,000.

A good supply of decent and affordable rental housing is essential for the wellbeing of those with low-to-moderate incomes.

Renters Speak Up is intended to bring attention to our region’s rental housing shortage, to understand the true impacts on renters and to demonstrate broad support for senior government action to stimulate construction of affordable rental housing.

 Rental Housing Supply Coalition Platform and Membership

RentersSpeakUp.org is part of a broad campaign to push for senior government action to stimulate new construction of rental units

Help us put a face on the region’s shortage of affordable rentals.

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