Reprinted from "Housing: Discrimination and Inclusion" issue of Visions Journal, 2015, 10 (3), p. 36
TRAC Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre
www.tenants.bc.ca | @TRAC_BC
TRAC supports BC tenants and landlords with information about BC residential tenancy laws and advocates for tenant protection. They have information in many languages on renting in BC, as well as information on social concerns like discrimination and social housing. They also operate a Tenant Hotline to assist with housing issues. You can find resources online at www.tenants.bc.ca, and you can call the Tenant Hotline from 8:00 am–4:00 pm at 604-255-0546 (in the Vancouver area) or 1-800-665-1185 (in the rest of BC).
www.bchousing.org | @BC_Housing
BC Housing organizes different kinds of housing across the province, including subsidized housing, supported housing, emergency shelters, and rent assistance. Visit www.bchousing.org to learn more about finding housing services, registering for services, finding supports for tenants, and connecting with a BC Housing office in your community.
Pivot Legal Society
Yes in My Backyard! Toolkit | www.pivotlegal.org | @pivotlegal
Pivot Legal Society’s Yes in my backyard! toolkit supports the right to housing for all and encourages communities to welcome supportive housing in shared spaces. Visit www.pivotlegal.org/yes_in_my_backyard_toolkit for myths and facts of housing initiatives, case studies from across the province, tips on supporting housing developments in your own communities, and more information on discrimination and legal obligations to uphold human rights.
www.povnet.org | @povnet
PovNet is an online anti-poverty community that connects people with advocates in their community. Visit www.povnet.org to find help with housing, homelessness, discrimination, disability, or other issues, and find resources from across Canada. You can also learn more about apply for different kinds of assistance, including subsidized housing and income assistance.
www.homelesshub.ca | @homelesshub
Homeless Hub is a resource for homelessness and housing research.Visit www.homelesshub.ca to learn more about Housing First and other approaches to housing, connect with researchers, and search for research, stories, and best practices from communities across Canada.
Affordability and Choice Today
Housing in My Backyard: A Municipal Guide to Responding to NIMBY | www.fcm.ca
NIMBY or ‘Not In My Backyard’ is a leading concern for municipalities across the country. This report, aimed at municipal staff, outlines common concerns and offers strategies to overcome barriers. You’ll find case studies, important lessons from past projects, and good practices to help support inclusive communities.
This list is not comprehensive and does not imply endorsement of resources.