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Visions Journal, 2019, 14 (4), p. 40

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TRAC: Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre

Find resources for tenants, including the Tenant Survival Guide, Renting It Right program, and template letters. Call the Tenant Infoline at 604-255-0546 or 1-800-665-1185 for more information about renting in BC. The Tenant Infoline is available from 1.00pm – 5.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 5.30pm – 8.30pm on Wednesdays.

Vancouver Tenants Union

The Vancouver Tenants Union (with a branch for New Westminster) represents tenants and supports action for fair and just housing for all. Find resources like the Eviction Self-Defence Workbook, Renter’s Rights posters, organizing guides, and a list of tenancy advocates around the Lower Mainland.

Government of BC: Housing and Tenancies

Information about home ownership, strata housing, rental housing (including the Residental Tenancy Branch), and affordable and social housing.

Pacific Housing Research Network

Pacific Housing Research Network brings together researchers in communities and researchers at BC universities. Find the BC Research Repository to explore innovative housing solutions and approaches, and learn more about housing in BC.

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