ACORN Canada members are fighting for affordable and livable housing at all levels of government across Canada.
Affordable Liveable Housing
Hamilton councillors agreed to create a draft bylaw for a two-year pilot program that would license rental housing units in wards one and eight. The report is expected to be before councillors this year.
This year was one of disasters, tragedy, boondoggles and love.
It stopped short of recommending vacancy control, in which rental increases would be tied to the unit rather than the tenant
ACORN members from across the country will come together to listen to exciting guest speakers, including labour leaders, community allies, politicians and more; meet other ACORN members and leaders from across the country; attend workshops on how to build power for change; and learn the skills and tools needed to develop grassroots campaigns.
Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert, who headed up the Rental Housing Task Force, called the 23 recommendations it produced "balanced."
Heron Gate is a tightly knit community in Ottawa’s south end that used to have a great deal of affordable housing. Many low to moderate income Ottawans have rented its properties and called it home for decades, however, the community has been the target of corporate deceit and mistreatment in the past decade.
Statement on the BC Rental Housing Task Force's decision re vacancy control
'It was discouraging. The prices are too high and the vacancy rate isn't high enough'