ACORN Members Demand RENT BREAK NOW #MAY DAY

Join us to demand RENT BREAK NOW

Posted on April 29, 2020

May 1st is fast approaching and many of us are worried about paying rent.  Businesses have got a rent relief, but there is no word on rent relief for tenants yet!

 

Call on federal and provincial governments for immediate RENT BREAK. Take action NOW. Click here

 

COVID-19 has taken a toll, especially on the lives of low-income and most vulnerable Canadians. ACORN members across the country are having to make difficult choices - to pay rent or put food on the table or stay connected in times of social distancing!

 

We urgently need the Federal and Provincial Governments to take the following actions: 

  • Rent Break - Federal Government and/or Provinces should offer adequate rent subsidies to renters ASAP.  No tenant should be paying more than 30% of their income in rent.
  • Rent Freeze - Federal Government and /or Provinces should mandate rent freezes across the board. There should be no rent increases (automatic or otherwise) during the Coronavirus Crisis.
  • Rent Control - Federal Government and/or Provinces should mandate full Rent Control including Vacancy Control!  Immediately and to continue after COVID-19 
  • Ban Eviction Notices and Create Eviction Prevention: Not only do we need a moratorium on evictions but also on notices of termination of tenancy due to non-payment of rent during the pandemic. We also need preventive action to protect tenants from getting evicted as soon as the pandemic is over. 

 

Send a letter to the representatives of federal and provincial governments as well as your locally elected official. 

 

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