Posted August 24, 2020
On Friday afternoon Hamilton ACORN put forward their municipal housing platform at a tenant rally at Hamilton city hall. Mountain Chapter secretary Rebecca Hockridge-Guzzo Mc’d the event and was joined with speeches from ACORN members and allies from Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction, and Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion.
Members and allies spoke about the urgent need to protect Hamilton’s affordable housing and protect vulnerable tenants from renoviction. East end members Dayna Sparks and Elizabeth Ellis shared personal stories about their experience with renoviction and poor living conditions. Downtown chair Mike Wood went over Hamilton Acorn's municipal housing platform which demands a renoviction bylaw and landlord licensing system that will take away the financial incentive to renovict tenants and enforce proactive bylaw inspections.
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