Their bathrooms are leaking, their ceilings are caving.
Some homes have birds nesting in the walls, other mould growing on the window sills. Many have been waiting months on end for their landlord to make repairs.
Now they are calling for the city to step in.
Members of ACORN Ottawa, a low to moderate income rights group, is pushing for better housing and more rights for tenants as part of its campaign for healthy homes in the city.
A group of about 20 residents and ACORN members rallied at Sandalwood Park Wednesday afternoon.