Metro Housing seeks tenants’ stories to fuel campaign for national commitment to rental housing

Is there a rental housing crisis in Metro Vancouver? Anyone who has rented — or studied the matter — knows there is.

At least 80,000 rental families are spending more than 30 percent of their income on rent. Only a trickle of new rental stock is coming on the market and much of the existing stock is nearing the end of its useful life.

But renters are unorganized, without a  voice.

To remedy that problem, Metro Vancouver’s  has launched a new website through the Metro Vancouver Housing Committee. Rentersspeakup.org is designed to give tenants a voice and provide ammunition for a new coalition emerging to press senior levels of government for action.

If you are a tenant, say your piece.

Pete McMartin summarized the plans well in this weekend article.