The BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) is pleased to submit a response to the Rental Housing Task Force. This response represents the views of BCNPHA as the provincial umbrella organization for the non-profit housing sector in British Columbia, comprised of nearly 600 members, including non-profit housing societies, businesses, individuals, partners, and stakeholders. Together non-profit housing societies manage more than 60,000 units of long-term, affordable housing in over 2,000 buildings across the province. Our members provide supportive, transitional, and assisted housing services to a diversity of individuals and families in communities of all sizes. The focus of this submission is to inform the provincial government of opportunities for clarifying and strengthening the Residential Tenancy Act to ensure that all British Columbians have access to safe, secure, and affordable housing and supports. Specifically, this response outlines key considerations for amendments to the Residential Tenancy Act (2002) that are required to more effectively support landlords and tenants in British Columbia.
View the submission here.