The city has partnered with ACORN, a low-income and tenant advocacy organization, to proactively deal with negligent landlords.
Affordable Liveable Housing
ACORN Canada members are fighting for affordable and livable housing at all levels of government across Canada.
Tenants deserve a higher minimum standard of upkeep for their apartments, according to the Ottawa Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).
Ottawa ACORN has been pushing city hall to up the minimum standard for residential properties, as well as the enforcement protocols for absentee landlords.
ACORN members will be at city hall on Thursday, April 18 to respond to a report on the city’s efforts over the last four years to crack down on slum landlords. The city has been quietly cutting inspection and enforcement programs designed in 2009 to help make sure tenants have safe, clean places to live.
OTTAWA — If you think so many of Ottawa’s vacant buildings have decayed because the city just didn’t bother chasing their owners into fixing them up, its chief bylaw officer has something to tell you: You’re right.
Renters in Ottawa are living in what they're calling deplorable conditions. A local group voiced their frustration to city officials. CTV news covered Ottawa ACORN's healthy homes forum.
Watch the video here.
CBC's Ottawa Morning talks to ACORN members and Herongate tenants about the state of their homes and what they're doing to get action from landlords.
Students in the University of Ottawa's law program put down their books and picked up a microphone to have a few laughs and help raise a little money for a good cause at the same time.
A comedy night to raise money for Ottawa ACORN, an organization that fights for social justice for low-income families across Canada, was held on Feb. 7 at the Draft Pub.
L'organisme Acorn, dont la mission est de venir en aide aux familles en situation précaire, ouvrira, vendredi, une succursale à Gatineau. Il s'agit d'une première percée de l'organisme au Québec.
Après Ottawa, Toronto et Vancouver, Acorn inaugurera un bureau dans le secteur de Hull. Les responsables souhaitent ainsi aménager un local dans l'un des quartiers les plus défavorisés de la ville.
Rental housing in New Westminster is being knocked down without anything to replace it, so the city has come up with some ways it hopes will reverse the trend.