The week of Dec 10th, 2019, COPE Councillor Jean Swanson will be introducing a motion at Vancouver city council to implement full rent control in single room occupancy (SRO) hotels, which are often the last rental home option before homelessness.
Called Slowing the loss of the last low income SROs in Vancouver, the motion asks both the Province and the City to tie rent control to the housing unit, not just the tenant. This means landlords will no longer be able to jack the rent after a tenant leaves, thereby removing a major incentive to evict vulnerable tenants. Read the motion here.
Speakers to the motion will be heard on either Wed Dec 11th or Thurs Dec 12th. By signing this petition, COPE can keep in touch with you to update you on when the discussion is taking place.