Affordable Housing Actions

The Province is committed to making life more affordable for British Columbians and affordable housing in a key focus.

The Province is taking a number of steps to address affordable housing:

  • Through partnerships with local governments, the federal government, and the private and not-for-profit sectors, the Province will begin to build 114,000 units of affordable market rental, non-profit, co-op, supported social housing, student housing and owner-purchase housing.
  • In September 2017 the Province took concrete action to improve services for renters and landlords by providing $7 million over three years to increase resources in the Residential Tenancy Branch.
    A new compliance unit will allow the branch to take meaningful action against landlords and tenants who are repeat or serious offenders.
  • The Province has closed the unfair fixed-tern lease loophole and eliminated the geographic rent increase clause from the Residential Tenancy regulation and the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy regulations.

The content on this website is periodically reviewed and updated by the Province of British Columbia as per the date noted on each page: February 19, 2018.