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Easing demoviction: Tenant relocation policies in Vancouver and Burnaby

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A proliferation of demolition-related displacement has affected renters across the Metro Vancouver area. This study examined tenant relocation assistance in Burnaby and Vancouver, the two municipalities that have been the most heavily impacted by this trend. A jurisdictional scan of San Francisco, Toronto, and Austin is used to uncover policy responses in areas that are facing comparable levels of redevelopment. Interviews with key informants are supplemented with policy and planning documents to provide further context to the ways in which governments are coping with an aging stock of purpose-built rental housing. This study recommends that local governments further assist the most vulnerable displaced tenants through the provision of subsidies.
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