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Standards of Maintenance bylaw

On January 31, 2021 the Standards of Maintenance (SOM) bylaw for rental housing comes into effect in the City of Victoria. In Victoria’s rental crisis, the SOM bylaw has the potential to retain and improve existing rental units, but additional actions must be taken.


Even before the pandemic, we faced a housing crisis. Now, with thousands out of work, the situation is even more dire. If you or someone you know can't pay rent, here's what you can do.

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