In a push to increase housing supply, tenant displacement, increased rental costs, and decreased access are often unintended consequences. However, local governments can implement policies that help to minimize these negative effects.
This event was part of the CSPC's continuing dialogue on Housing Affordability and was co-hosted by Livable Victoria.
The following guest speakers were present at the event:
- Julian West, Missing Middle Housing & Sustainable Transportation
- Doug King, Together Against Poverty Society
- Aleida Blandford, Tenant Protections & Community Engagement
- Jordan Milne, Urban Land Economics, Rental Housing, & Mixed-Use Development
- Jenna Hrechka, Tenant perspectives/experiences
Curious about some of the language used during the session? Check out the definitions below and view the City of Victoria's Tenant Assistance Policy.
TAP: Tenant Assistance Policy.
First-Right-of-Refusal: As part of the TAP, the right of qualifying tenants who were displaced by redevelopment the option to return to a unit at the new building, generally at a below market rate (currently 20% below market rents in the City of Victoria).
FSR: Floor Space Ratio. A measure of density, measured by gross building floor area to lot size.