Timbercreek wants to raise rents by as much as $50 a month for tenants after it spent millions upgrading four buildings on Cedarwood Drive.
About 30 North End residents rallied at a condo sales office on Agricola Street. Expensive condos are causing rents and real estate prices to go up, pushing long time residents out of their own neighborhood.
Nova Scotia ACORN takes action to fight gentrification in Halifax
The Halifax Examiner speaks with Jonathen Brigley of Nova Scotia ACORN about that organization’s push for mandatory landlord licensing in Halifax
Coalition says so-called home-sharing drives up cost of rent for those living in the city
Did you take a Payday Loan from Cash Store or Instaloans in Ontario after September 1, 2011?
The devices will help those in low income neighbourhoods have access to free, fast internet.
Surrey ACORN joined trade union activist in calling on the government of British Columbia to raise the minimum wage.
Yesterday BC ACORN members from Vancouver, Surrey, New Westminster, Burnaby and Coquitlam rallied in front of a Vancouver Money Mart location, calling on the Province to take immediate action against predatory payday lenders that are bleeding BC's working poor dry.
Partnership aims to get Torontonians in low-income neighbourhoods online
ACORN wants the B.C. government to change the legislation regulating the payday loan industry, including reducing the maximum rates charged, currently up to $23 per $100 borrowed.
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has taken a lead role in the fight against ‘predatory lenders’.
Mayor joins in supporting public consultations on licensing, a measure advocates hope will help the city deal better with problem landlords.
Tenants versus the Landlord Lobby
The city of Toronto is halfway into a ten-year strategy to create more affordable housing, but data reveals the city is not even close to the halfway point.
Letter to the editor of the Surrey Leader from BC ACORN member Anna Kowalewski
A report to Burnaby city council last month by the Stop Demovictions Burnaby Campaign decries the loss of nearly 700 rental units to development in Burnaby since 2010 and made four recommendations, including that Burnaby put a moratorium on the demolition of rental apartments. The group is organized by the Alliance Against Displacement, ACORN Burnaby and the Metrotown Residents Association.
Anti-poverty groups urge a national law, while regulation now falls to the provinces.
Surrey ACORN members are calling on the city to improve access to affordable housing by creating a mandatory inclusionary zoning clause that would require developers to set aside 30 per cent of all new residential units built in the city as subsidized or affordable housing.
Watch the video and sign the petition to support Toronto ACORN's Landlord Licensing campaign.
On May 16, 2016 the Burnaby ACORN chapter and its allies in the fight to Stop Demovictions in Burnaby released their report “A Community Under Attack”, highlighting the mass displacement of low-income renters in Burnaby’s Metrotown neighbourhood.
Members of the Stop Demovictions Burnaby Campaign say the city’s plans to redevelop rental properties near Metrotown SkyTrain is creating mass displacement of people who can’t afford to live anywhere else.