ACORN Canada members are fighting for affordable and livable housing at all levels of government across Canada.
Affordable Liveable Housing
BC ACORN members welcome the introduction of a new task force by the Province, that looks to address issues in rental housing. BC ACORN and other allies have fought for strengthened tenant rights for a number of years. We are hopeful that the task force will hold landlords to account and improve protections for tenants. ACORN calls on the task force to end the renovictions that price low and moderate income tenants out of their homes. Our other demands for Healthy Homes include:
· Strengthen BC’s rent control laws:
Unhappy tenants and their supporters gathered outside a large apartment building on Kennedy Drive in Dartmouth, owned by Metcap Living.
Dartmouth ACORN member talks to the Sheldon Macleod Show about landlord licensing
After a long and hard fight for affordable housing by ACORN and other allies, the Province has listened and are handing over the tools to create affordable housing to the municipalities.
In this video citizen-reporter and poverty activist Jodi Brown meets up with Sarah, a young woman who was in a bad spot when she asked Community Services for help. That help turned out to be a mixed blessing.
Exciting Nova Scotia meeting in Halifax!
Wynne’s Liberals announced their 2018 Budget yesterday, presenting some promising investments for low-income Canadians, although ACORN members note that there is still a long way to go.