The Province of BC announced on September 7th that the allowable rent increase for 2019 is 4.5%. That would be the largest allowable increase in 15 years. 
A renter paying $2000 rent would have to pay an extra $1080 per year.

Following public outrage and efforts by organizations like the Vancouver Tenant's Union, the BCGEU, and COPE the provincial government rolled back the increase on Sept 26th to 2.5%. But that's not enough. Rents
 are already too high in Vancouver, with the cost of an average apartment in Vancouver exceeding the full time wages of a minimum wage worker. We need a rent freeze in Vancouver.

 

Therefore, we the undersigned, are calling on the Vancouver city council to:

  • Declare a "Housing State of Emergency" and officially support a 0% rent increase over the next four years
  • Negotiate with the provincial government to set the maximum allowable rent increase at 0% for the next four years within the City of Vancouver

If the province of BC fails to support a Rent Freeze, Vancouver city council should implement a city-wide Rent Freeze policy. When landlords apply for their business license each year, the 0% increase will be a requirement of their license.

Will you sign?

    signed Rent Freeze 2018 via 2021-07-26 15:03:24 -0700
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2021-06-12 13:17:33 -0700
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2021-05-23 12:52:51 -0700
    published Rent Freeze 2018 in Petitions 2020-12-22 15:07:14 -0800
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2020-10-31 09:07:03 -0700
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2020-07-20 23:47:38 -0700
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2020-05-02 05:54:31 -0700
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2020-04-14 10:28:50 -0700
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2020-03-31 05:56:51 -0700
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2019-12-17 22:30:32 -0800
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2019-12-17 08:33:09 -0800
    Justin Forbes
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2019-12-14 14:53:54 -0800
    RICHARD Willett
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2019-12-06 08:56:26 -0800
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2019-12-02 08:01:05 -0800
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 via 2019-02-11 14:47:12 -0800
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2019-01-21 17:23:25 -0800
    I’m so sick and tired of those rent increases!!! Every single YEAR without FAIL!!! I get a god damn rent increase notice I already pay $1200 for one bedroom to myself for now I can afford it but their not going to stop until they get 50% of my paycheques or more, greedy SWINES!!! EVERY YEAR!!! I grew up in this city it’s not fair that I’m being pushed out like this I want a rent Freeze!!! They shouldn’t have to increase rents like this every single year THAT’S NOT FAIR!!!
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 via 2018-12-04 21:33:25 -0800
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 via 2018-12-02 08:25:31 -0800
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2018-12-02 03:46:43 -0800
    We need to have this rent freeze until such time that the min wage is increased and legislation created to demand from developers when they bull doze existing rental units they must replace these rental apartments at a 1 to 1 ratio and these new apartments are dedicated to no more than a 25% to 35% net income to be charged for rents of the new units.
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2018-11-22 12:05:32 -0800
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2018-10-18 14:10:10 -0700
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2018-10-16 23:15:00 -0700
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2018-10-14 09:42:19 -0700
    @Sevilbk tweeted link to Rent Freeze 2018. 2018-10-12 04:37:48 -0700
    Sign the petition: Stop the 4.5% rent increase https://www.votecope2018.ca/rent_freeze_2018?recruiter_id=624585
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2018-10-12 04:37:26 -0700
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2018-09-29 17:00:45 -0700
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2018-09-28 12:55:51 -0700
    we need to stop viewing housing as capital to be bought & sold, but rather a basic human right. Everyone deserves a home.
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2018-09-22 20:04:17 -0700
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2018-09-22 12:22:56 -0700
    alycha green
    signed Rent Freeze 2018 2018-09-21 20:09:59 -0700