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.