No more evictions

The Eviction Defence Network (EDN) is an all-volunteer network, dedicated to building our power as working class and Indigenous communities to protect our homes. We can’t enjoy adequate and safe housing because we live in a world where landlords’ and developers’ profits are more important than our lives. To survive and thrive, we need to organize ourselves against the power of landlords. Our strength depends on the people who participate in the network. There’s always lots to do, no matter your skills or experience. If you feel inspired by our work, join our fight!

Contact us

Whether you are facing eviction, have a question or would like to get involved, give us a call at 604-630-1722 or fill up our contact form at the bottom of this page. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

Learn more about us

Organize your building

Getting in touch with our neighbours is a first important step to be ready to fight back before landlords and bailiffs come at our doors.

Ready to organize?

Join EDN’s flying squad

To respond to evictions, we must be ready to show up to protect our communities. Through the flying squad, we hope to build a strong network of people able to show up to stop evictions throughout the lower Mainland.

Interested? Learn more here

 

 

Latest news

May
14

Tenants Rally Against the Failure of the Tenant Assistance Policy and the Continued Destruction of Metrotown | Saturday May 15, 2PM

    This Saturday, Burnaby tenants will take their fight for housing to the streets of Metrotown. The rally is taking place on unceded and occupied Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories. Tenants led by the Dow Avenue Tenant Group with the support of the Eviction Defence Network will march to expose Mayor Hurley’s Tenant Assistance […]

Apr
27

TENANTS PICKET LANDLORD’S MANSION AFTER HE LOCKS THEM OUT OF THEIR HOMES

  For the past two and half months tenants at 6659 Dow Avenue have been calling on their developer-landlord, Peterson Group, to address the dangerous and stressful living conditions in their building. Instead Peterson has blatantly disregarded tenants’ health and well being and worked to create a climate of fear.  This week, Peterson escalated further […]

Apr
23

RTB ORDERS ‘INTIMI-VICTIONS’ LANDLORD TO APOLOGIZE, STOP INTIMIDATING TENANT

(Bill and his neighbours at a press conference they held in January (The Volcano) Last year, investor-landlords Bill Mitsui and Tyler Zhang purchased a low-rise apartment building in Maple Ridge and began intimidating vulnerable tenants to leave so that they could raise the rents without going through the trouble of finding a reason to serve a legal […]

Apr
08

DISPLACEMENT BY DISREPAIR: METROTOWN TENANTS ORGANIZE AGAINST LANDLORD NEGLECT

  The Dow Avenue Tenants Group is calling for an end to the chronic disrepair and unhealthy living conditions caused by property developer Matchpoint Development, as well as the City of Burnaby’s housing policies that have made their landlord’s neglect possible.  The Dow Avenue Tenants Group, a multi-building resident organization, has released an open letter setting out […]

Apr
07

Supportive housing tenants win significant gains after forming a tenant action group

    In February, tenants of a supportive building in the Lower Mainland run by Elizabeth Fry Society, started to meet to talk about their experiences in the building. Nicole, who spearheaded the meetings said they found that they all felt that the management’s “punitive methods of controlling residents [has] left us stripped of our […]

Apr
05

EDN joined the Autonomous Tenants’ Union Network!

“The Autonomous Tenants’ Union Network (ATUN) is a collaborative of tenants’ unions who have chosen to remain independents of nonprofits, big foundations, and government funding in order to build power that is responsive to and led by tenants. We are committed to base-building, taking leadership from the poorest, and resisting the power of real estate […]

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