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.
Eloise Keene, a senior who lives alone, has been sleeping in a chair in her apartment in Hamilton’s east end for two weeks.
50 ACORN members from across Ontario joined the virtual protest to demand rent relief for tenants during COVID.
“Tenants united will never be defeated.”
A group fighting for the interests of local tenants says Hamilton city council needs to implement a landlord licensing bylaw that would aim to stop “renovictions”.
Posted August 21, 2020
Hamilton advocates for affordable housing says many tenants are either living in deplorable conditions or being pushed out of their units by landlords.