Tenants in Victoria are facing a housing crisis. Sky-high rental rates, low vacancies, and a lack of tenant protections are making renters vulnerable to inadequate housing and housing insecurity.
The Victoria Tenant Action Group (VTAG) is a newly formed group of tenants and allies who are concerned about renters' rights in the Capital Regional District. Group members seek to foster change, share knowledge and build solidarity in respect to housing rights.
VTAG is a grassroots group. The first discussions were held amongst a group of concerned tenants in May 2017. These tenants formed "VTAG" and launched the initiative publicly in October 2017. Currently, there is a Steering Committee of dedicated organizers that manages the administrative and operational functions of the group. The broader membership is comprised of tenants and allies in the community who are invited to participate in events, education sessions, and opportunities for action.
VTAG Steering Committee
The group meets and is organized on the unceded land of the Lekwungen speaking people now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.
VTAG is supported by Together Against Poverty Society, a non-profit society that provides free, individualized legal advocacy services to the Greater Victoria Region.