Tenant Assistance Policy

We’ve introduced a policy to help mitigate the impacts of tenant displacement.

The Tenant Assistance Policy applies to rezoning applications where tenants are required to find a new place to live as a result of the redevelopment. It also serves as a best-practice approach for any renovation or redevelopment situations where tenants are required to relocate.    

Recent changes to the policy include:

  • Amendment to the Tenant Assistance Policy to align with the proposed partial development permit fee refund where tenant assistance is provided in conjunction with a Development Permit for Missing Middle Developments
  • Amendment to the Tenant Assistance Policy to increase the Right of First Refusal (ROFR) to 20% below market rates (previously 10%)

Tenant Assistance Policy [PDF - 249 KB]

The Tenant Assistance Policy is one of several initiatives the City of Victoria is undertaking as part of a Housing Strategy and is intended to complement existing regulations under the Provincial Residential Tenancy Act.