Legislation > Box 14 – Row 1 > Ensuring fair supply of rental housing

Bill 23, Local Government Statutes Amendment Act, (Residential Rental Tenure Zoning)

Finding and keeping an affordable place to rent is a challenge for too many people in British Columbia where we currently have extremely low vacancy rates.

The Local Government Statutes Amendment Act will give local governments the authority to limit the allowable use of land to rental housing through a new rental zoning tool. The new zoning authority will also allow local governments to ensure existing rentals cannot be redeveloped for a non-rental use.

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