Dartmouth ACORN Members Come Together to Fight for Healthy Homes

Nova Scotia ACORN member Jessica Bastarache has lived with mould, rats, a rotting bathroom and broken entrance in her building for two years. While it was hard to imagine the situation worsening, on December 3rd she came home to find a sheriff’s notice of eviction.

Atlantic Living currently owns the property and while they didn’t initiate the eviction, they stood firmly by it and even claimed when speaking to a reporter that Jessica caused the damages to the building. The eviction was initiated shortly after she went to the media about her living conditions.

With the help of 40 ACORN members and allies marching on Atlantic Living’s office on Tuesday, Jessica made an example out of slumlords that bully tenants.

Halifax ACORN member rally for Healthy Homes.