Hamilton ACORN Tenant Rally Against Wentworth Street Slumlord

Hamilton ACORN

Posted July 26, 2018

Yesterday around 35 ACORN members and allies from across Hamilton gathered at 41 Wentworth Street S to protest escalating harassment and intimidation at a downtown rooming house.

Last summer, ACORN held a rally here to call out unsafe living conditions. Despite some repairs getting done after the rally, ACORN member Brian Prince and his partner took their landlord to the Landlord and Tenant Board for ongoing lack of repairs and harassment. They won their case and since then their landlord has done everything to take away the safety and enjoyment of their unit - from removing their fire extinguisher to reprimanding them for sitting on their porch.

Hamilton ACORN will continue fighting for a RentSafe Landlord Registration Program to ensure all rental housing is safe and healthy.