ACORN Canada members are fighting for affordable and livable housing at all levels of government across Canada.
Affordable Liveable Housing
The pandemic has brought rents down, but not for everyone. The city remains unaffordable for many, and experts say government support is critical to avoiding a larger crisis
Posted on September 23, 2020
Posted on September 17, 2020
The premier has introduced legislation that will freeze rents in 2021, but ACORN is concerned it could lead to more evictions unless it includes ‘vacancy control’, and freezes all above guideline increases (AGI’s)
In late August, the Ford government announced it was drafting legislation that will freeze rents in many parts of Ontario for 2021. In many quarters this was seen as very good news, but the reality is it will do very little to help tenants in Hamilton, who are increasingly being squeezed out by out-of-control rent increases.
The provincial government says the policy 'doesn't work'
Today we released our report on the threats to the City of Hamilton's affordable housing and the bold action the city can take to protect low income and working class tenants.
Posted on September 21, 2020