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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.

VTAG recognizes the relationship between displacement and colonialism and organizes within the unceded territories of the Lkwungen (Esquimalt and Songhees), Malahat, Pacheedaht, Scia’new, T’Sou-ke and W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples.

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Box 183

Victoria BC V8T 2C1