Posted March 3, 2021
London ACORN started organizing in 2020. While an official chapter was launched in October 2020, members started meeting virtual meetings every month starting July.
Through a survey and the organizing drive, the issue that came up as a priority was substandard housing conditions. This resulted in the launch of the landlord licensing campaign in London which means greater landlord accountability. Members did a lot of actions and met with city councillors to discuss what tenants are facing.
Two city councillors moved the motion for review of the landlord licensing bylaw in London which was voted unanimously. As we wait for the staff to report back on the review of the licensing bylaw, London ACORN has been fighting for a rent relief program in London as well as ramping up the campaign for a bold inclusionary zoning policy.