Healthy Homes - Habitation saine
More than 50 tenants of one building are refusing to pay rent after their landlord applied to the government to increase rent by nearly double the legally permitted amount.
The city already as a very low vacancy rate and one expert says the headquarters could make the city even more unaffordable.
On Wednesday, January 17th over 20 ACORN members from social housing buildings across Montreal's Sud-Ouest borough met with Nathalie Bossé, borough director at the municipal housing authority (OMHM). // Mercredi le 17 janvier 2018 a eu lieu une rencontre entre plus de 20 membres ACORN locataires de logements sociaux à travers l'arrondissement du Sud-Ouest et Nathalie Bossé, directrice de secteur de l'Office municipale d'habitation de Montréal (OMHM).
Landlord CAPREIT asserts unit temperatures have stayed above required level of 21 degrees Celsius while some residents claim inadequate heating has plagued the building for six years.
On Saturday, January 6th, Tenants and ACORN Members at protested against CAPREIT Property Management over heating issues in their East York apartment building.
CTV News Toronto covers the ACORN action against landlords at 75 Eastdale
CBC News covers the lack of heat at 75 Eastdale