BC has long been in a housing crisis, and the pandemic economy we are currently living in has further put the squeeze on renters in particular. To shed light on the housing situation during this crisis, we've looked at data from a comprehensive survey of 2,289 residents across British Columbia, conducted online by McAllister Research from May 16 to June 1, 2020.
The data make clear that British Columbians have been impacted financially and that financial supports like the CERB and BC’s Temporary Rental Supplement are helping significantly. Polling also shows that there is strong public support for additional bold policies that can help tackle the pre-existing housing crisis in BC, as well as for extending emergency measures like the ban on evictions for non-payment of rent and freeze on rent increases.
To read the rest of the results visit PolicyNote.ca.