Resources for Renters

The City of Victoria has several housing initiatives to support renters. In Victoria, 61 per cent of residents rent their homes. With a vacancy rate of roughly one per cent, it can be challenging to find a place to rent. The City is working on numerous fronts to improve access to rental housing, prevent renovictions, and help protect the condition of rental properties in Victoria. 

Review the renter-focused resources below or reach out to with questions. In addition, the City’s Tenant Assistance Planner is here to help you with any tenancy-related concerns you might have. Call 250.361.0546 or email to get in touch. 

Tenant Assistance Policy

Victoria’s policy to help mitigate the impacts of tenant displacement.

Renter's Advisory Committee

Provides advice and recommendations to Council on renter-related matters.

Protecting Renters

Council supported the following policies, regulations and committees with the goal of retaining the existing rental supply and protecting tenants:

Community Resources

Looking for services not covered here?  

You can also dial or text 211 for a free, confidential, multilingual information and referral line to a full range of community, social, and government services. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Learn more about BC 211.