The first of its kind in British Columbia, the BC Eviction Mapping project aims to make tenant protections stronger by gathering information on where evictions are happening across the province, who is affected by them, and what the impacts are. With over 800 responses from across the province to date, this interactive map provides evidence of the outcomes of housing instability and associated impacts on the population. The Eviction Map is a tool for public awareness, and has provided evidence for our Residential Tenancy Act law reform platform, Everyone Needs a Home: Solutions for Preventing Homelessness, Evictions, and Displacement.
The BC Eviction Mapping project is ongoing and data is updated monthly as we continue to work toward empowering tenants and improving their rights.
View the BC Eviction Map
BC’s Eviction Crisis: Evidence, Impacts and Solutions for Justice
From June 2022 to September 2023, 698 responses to the British Columbia Eviction Survey were collected and analyzed. Through those responses, trends began to emerge that inform the BC’s Eviction Crisis: Evidence, Impacts and Solutions for Justice findings. Four themes are identified:
- Profile of Eviction for Indigenous Tenants – Mechanisms and Impacts
- “Landlord’s Use” Evictions Remain Extremely Prevalent
- Impacts of Eviction Across Income Levels and Across British Columbia
- Barriers to Using the Residential Tenancy Branch
Read BC’s Eviction Crisis: Evidence, Impacts and Solutions for Justice
An initial Interim Findings report was released in May 2023:
The BC Eviction Mapping project is ongoing. We will continue to update the interactive map with new responses, and will continue to report on our findings. If you’ve ever been evicted in BC, you can participate by taking the survey. You can also subscribe to our emails to stay up to date about the project, or donate to support this work.