Healthy Homes - Habitation saine
According to a recent Toronto Public Health report, about 500,000 people in Toronto live in older apartment buildings, and most lack central air.
The board endorsed a staff report that instead encouraged owners to provide communal cool spaces and retrofit buildings.
Jonethan Brigley, chair of the Dartmouth chapter of ACORN, tells us about their new tenant survey to gauge the experiences of Nova Scotia renters.
An online survey is being conducted by the Association of Community Organization for Reform to gather tenant perspectives on their rental properties.
City staff in Halifax considering inspecting units before allowing landlords to rent them out
Loans available for homes up to $280K in HRM and up to $150K in rest of province
While ACORN and our allies were able to achieve successes for low-to-moderate income people - some announced in today’s budget and some last week on rent control - today’s budget makes it clear that we need to continue to pressure the Provincial government to make Ontario an affordable place for regular people to live.
On April 20, a myriad of Ontario housing organizations celebrated a major win when the provincial government announced its Fair Housing Act, implementing rent control for almost all apartments, cracking down on illegal evictions, and getting rid of illegal leases.