The supplemental funds will be available through B.C. Housing for the next four months and paid directly to landlords when a tenant can not pay rent.
LeadNow, a Canadian citizens advocacy group, also applauded Horgan's eviction freeze, but said the government's $500 rental supplement doesn't go far enough.
She noted that "on the positive side, we now have 183 people who have fully recovered from COVID-19 in BC".
Most of those in intensive care have been people over 60, she said. "This fund is here to help those people that are in genuine distress", said BC Premier John Horgan. "Our government is taking steps to help take some of the pressure off renters and landlords and protect people's health", said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. "I know this is incredibly challenging, particularly when it's our loved one who's in one of these facilities, and I know staff are going out of their way to try to find ways to keep you connected with your loved ones, and we will continue to do that".
In an attempt to stop the spread of the virus, Henry said she has ordered that staff can only work in one long-term care facility. The moratorium on rent increases, which will include any hikes planned for April 1, is in place for four months.
The government announced a supplement of up to $500 a month towards rent on top of federal and provincial financial supports already announced earlier this week.
Coronavirus : Atalanta-Valencia, the match too ?
A week after the return game, Valencia reported that 35 percent of its players and staff who were tested returned a positive test. The two sides went head-to-head at San Siro in Milan, where the Bergamo club play their European matches this season.
Chargers make some logo changes for the 2020 season
It stays to be seen if the new logo will change the renowned horns that have actually been on the team's helmets for years. Well, the Rams thought they could pull a fast one on the internet when they released their new logo on Monday.
Liberty Media confident of a 15-18 race season
Given that health officials have said the Covid-19 pandemic will get worse before it gets better, these races are also in doubt. The next event on the Circuit is the Canadian Grand Prix , but there is no guarantee that the event will go through on June 14.
Spencer Chandra Herbert, the legislature member for Vancouver-West End, said he consulted tenant and landlord organizations to get input on the needs of landlords and tenants during the pandemic.
"The stress is off the charts right now. We need to give people security". Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson confirmed that the funds are meant to help low- and middle-income renters who have seen a "significant reduction" in income directly related to the spread of COVID-19, be it through reduced hours or layoffs. It is about our neighbours.
"If you can pay your rent, you should pay your rent", he said.
Those measures could include "cohorting" infected patients together, she said, so that a health worker wouldn't need to change equipment after each contact, or re-using equipment that had been safely cleaned.
She suggested that next week would provide a clearer picture of the breadth of the epidemic. It's dependent upon the banks, whether or not they want to do that. However, in exceptional cases where it may be needed to protect health and safety or to prevent undue damage to the property, landlords will be able to apply to the Residential Tenancy Branch for a hearing.
It is also giving landlords the ability to restrict access to common areas in buildings, allowing measures like reducing the numbers of people allowed in laundry rooms or closing games rooms, and to bar visitors.
Many councils have already suspended parking charges for key workers as part of the national effort to tackle coronavirus . Meanwhile, National Car Parking (NCP) has also said it will provide free parking to NHS staff at its 150 car parks.
On Wednesday, Edelstein defied an order by the High Court of Justice to hold a vote on the Knesset speaker's job by that day. But opponents accused him of blocking a vote after his right-wing bloc failed to win a majority in March 2 elections.
These were the details of the news United Kingdom diplomat, 37, dies in Hungary after catching coronavirus for this day. The UK Ambassador to Hungary, Iain Lindsay, said he had worked with Mr Dick since last October.
C'est un secret de polichinelle, le FC Barcelone fond sur l'attaquant de l'Inter de Milan, Lautaro Martinez . Mais à l'heure actuelle, ce feuilleton commence à prendre une tournure défavorable pour le club catalan .
Un mort en France — Coronavirus
L'administration Trump prévoit de consacrer 2,5 milliards de dollars (2,3 milliards d'euros) à la lutte contre la maladie. Hors de Chine, plus de 2.000 cas de contamination ont été recensés depuis le début de l'épidémie, dont 41 mortels.
Vikings add former Titans wide receiver Tajae Sharpe
The Minnesota Vikings have a notable void to fill in the receiving corps after trading Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills . Prior to Wednesday, the Vikings only had two receivers with more than 10 career catches ( Adam Thielen , Bisi Johnson ).
US$2t rescue package passes US Senate, heads to House
It's not just Republicans who are mocking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's massive stimulus bill that was proposed Monday evening. Democrats also rejected the $3 billion sought by the Trump administration to buy oil to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.