Housing and Evictions

BC Election 2020 – Joint Letter from CLAS and TRAC to Parties Re: Housing Reforms

October 8, 2020

Dear Candidates,

Re: Legislative Recommendations relating to the Tenants Housing Crisis in BC

We wish to bring attention to the housing crisis for tenants in British Columbia as a key platform issue in the upcoming election. This crisis continues to be […]

2020-10-19T11:36:39-07:00October 19, 2020|Categories: News, Statements|Tags: , |

BC Tenants’ Rights Legal Advocates Call for Prevention of Mass Evictions


For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

June 25, 2020

Vancouver, B.C. – Tenants’ rights advocates and legal aid professionals in B.C., the Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) along with the Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre (TRAC), are concerned […]

2020-06-25T10:42:03-07:00June 25, 2020|Categories: Release, Statements|Tags: , |

Unlawful Guest Restrictions – Tenant’s Rights during COVID-19 

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Tenant advocates have received reports that some landlords have been barring access to occupants and/or guests in their rental buildings. This action is in direct contravention of section 30 (1)(b) of the Residential Tenancy Act (the “RTA”), […]

BC Tenants’ Rights Advocates Unite to Call for Ban on Evictions

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Yesterday, Canadians were given a clear and direct order from Prime Minister Trudeau: “go home and stay home.” But how can renters stay home when threatened with losing their homes through evictions?

Tenants’ rights advocates in […]

2020-03-25T10:05:54-07:00March 24, 2020|Categories: Release, Statements|Tags: , , |

CLAS Advocates and Offers Government Support for COVID-19 Related Eviction Protections for Tenants

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

The Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) is extremely concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable citizens, and on all renters in the province of B.C. Through the Community Law Program funded by the Law Foundation, CLAS […]

2020-03-20T09:04:08-07:00March 20, 2020|Categories: Release, Statements|Tags: , , |

Another blow to BC tenants: Rental Housing Task Force recommendations fail to protect tenants

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

In addition to direct legal services and public education, CLAS uses its expertise to advocate for systemic law reform. We work with community and advocacy groups to develop concrete […]

2019-06-27T20:07:19-07:00December 12, 2018|Categories: News, Release|Tags: |

Recommendations to the Rental Housing Task Force

CLAS staff Danielle Sabelli and Samrah Mian made submissions to the recently established BC Rental Housing Task Force, including four recommendations to protect and enhance Tenants’ rights. The full submission including recommendations can be found here.

To the Rental Housing […]

2019-06-27T20:12:18-07:00July 9, 2018|Categories: Legal Submissions, News|Tags: |
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