Renew Rental Co-op Leases

Over 50 rental co-ops are waiting for lease renewals. 40 of these are urgent, unable to secure financing for urgently-needed repairs. The solution is simple: renew these leases.

Dear Mayor Gregor Robertson,

Housing co-operatives are a critical part of the solution to our housing crisis in Vancouver. They bring together individuals and families from a mix of income levels and provide safe, secure and permanently affordable housing. There are more than 100 co-ops in Vancouver that are home to more than 6,000 individuals and families. 

Leases in close to 40 co-ops will expire within the next 10 years (some before 2021), and many of those are three-, four- and five-bedroom homes – the kind of affordable family housing that is nearly impossible to find in Vancouver. 

The process to renew these leases is straightforward.  Before you leave office, I am asking you to review the documents already provided to the city on behalf of co-ops and renew their leases. This is urgent and doing so would be an important part of your legacy.

Who's signing

Lynne DeCew
Joan deVerteuil
Bob Marshall
Joy Farden
Emmet Russell
Linda Mealey
Marilyn Anderson
Mark Busse
Mederic Fermi
Patricia Mahoney
Dominic Denofrio
meike siegner
Tallulah Winkelman
Siobhan Ryan
Roseane Waymen
Grace Porteous
Ashka Dudzic
Marc White
Ljubomir Kojic
Bonnie Fordyce
Kevin Peers
Brigitte Bechtold
Theresa Clark
Katerina Vassilenko
Wendy Murphy
Ewa Olszewska
Pierrette Vezina
500 signatures

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