Posted on May 29, 2020
Tenants across the country are having to make a difficult choice - to pay rent or to put food on the table!
Click here to send a quick letter to the Prime Minister, the Housing Minister and your MP for an Immediate Renter Assistance.
Debt is growing for tenants across the country. 37% of Renters lost their jobs, and low wage workers have been the hardest hit. While the rent debt is mounting for thousands of tenants, the federal government remains silent.
A survey conducted by ACORN Canada showed that while 70% of people were financially impacted by COVID-19, 42% still did not qualify for EI or CERB. Worse still, almost 15% of people were facing threat of eviction due to non-payment of rent.
The Federal Government must step in urgently to STOP the Rent Debt by providing Urgent Renter Assistance through the following time-limited measures:
a) Urgent Renter Assistance through a CERB rental top up (to cover rental costs)
b) New Renter Benefit for people who don't qualify for CERB
Demand Action: Send a letter to the Prime Minister, the Housing Minister and your MP. Click here