BC government announces supports for renters and landlords

The BC government announced today that it would halt most evictions, freeze rent and provide eligible renters with a rental supplement of up to $500 in light of the economic challenges presented by COVID-19. 

Read the press release:
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020MAH0048-000561

BC advocacy groups call for a halt to evictions during COVID-19 emergency

DABC joined other advocacy groups across the province in calling for an immediate moratorium on all evictions and enforcement of evictions during this public health emergency.

Read more here.

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DABC's Disability Law Clinic continues to provide services during office closure

While the DABC office is currently closed, our new Disability Law Clinic is still able to provide free legal advice to people with disabilities about human rights and discrimination, including:

o Accommodations related to the COVID-19 virus and social distancing

o Accommodation in the workplace

o Access to transportation

o Access to education

o Housing

o Service animals

We can also provide advice to people having problems with their disability benefits.

If you live in British Columbia, have a disability, and need legal advice about one of these issues, you can contact the Disability Law Clinic at lawclinic@disabilityalliancebc.org or by leaving a message at 604-875-0188 (Toll-free 1-800-663-1278).