NDP 2018 Provincial Budget

1.Taxing speculators who are driving up housing costs

2. Increasing the foreign buyer tax rate to 20%

3. Expanding the foreign buyer tax to areas outside Vancouver

4. Increasing the property transfer tax on homes over 3 million

5. Increasing the school tax rate on homes over 3 million

6. Allowing online accommodation providers to apply PST and MRDT on short-term rentals

7. Reviewing the homeowners grant to provide fairness to renters

8. Moving to stop tax evasion on pre-sale condo re-assignments

9. Taking action to end hidden ownership, including a new beneficial owner registry

10. Strengthening Provincial auditing and enforcement powers

11. Moving to close property tax loophole on the ALR

12. Expanding information collection and information sharing with the Federal government to prevent tax evasion

13. Seeking permanent Provincial-Federal action to combat money laundering, tax evasion and avoidance

14. Building rental units for the missing middle — more than 14,000 units for individuals, working families and seniors

15. Housing for the missing middle

16. Housing for women and children affected by violence

17. Working with universities, institutes and colleges to build housing for post secondary students

18. Fixing existing projects with an eye to ensure affordability for British Columbians

19. Partnering to build affordable housing for Indigenous communities

20. Building 2,500 new supportive homes for people struggling with homelessness

21.  Expanding and increasing benefits to seniors living independently

22. Expanding and increasing the Rental Assistance Program to help working parents

23. Strengthening protections for renters and manufactured home owners

24. Extending the life, quality and affordability of existing affordable housing

25. HousingHub: Building Partnerships. Building Homes

26. Empowering local government

27. Expanding the use of MRDT revenues for affordable housing

28. Encouraging more rentals via property tax exemptions

29. Empowering homeowners in stratas to deal with short-term rentals

30. Expanding transit and building communities