The federal government says it is financing a new rental housing project in Etobicoke with the aim of bolstering the city’s dwindling rental stock.
Ontario ACORN members took action on March 14th as they continue to hold the Province accountable and resist cuts.
On Wednesday, March 13th, ACORN members from Spryfield met at the 500 block of Herring Cove Road to stage a tenant action against MetCap.
Members were there to request a meeting with MetCap’s management team, present a letter of demands and deliver a poster showing MetCap some of the poor conditions in their buildings.
Their demands included:
Police have created a task force to deal with the gun crime on Acorn Place
The average share of income spent on shelter was more than 55 per cent, while more than 43 per cent of participants reported they were falling behind in meeting their basic financial obligations.
The Message, a Hamilton Spectator weekly podcast, covers rent strikes in Hamilton
Op-Ed by George Brown on the Herongate neighbourhood.
ACORN members from across the country will come together to listen to exciting guest speakers, including labour leaders, community allies, politicians and more; meet other ACORN members and leaders from across the country; attend workshops on how to build power for change; and learn the skills and tools needed to develop grassroots campaigns.
People looking for affordable housing in Ottawa will benefit from a $15 million investment from the city.
A group of tenants gathered on Wednesday to protest what they're calling "slum-like" living conditions.
Property management says nearby construction, uncooperative tenants to blame
As housing prices continue to skyrocket, a new study has found the majority of Torontonians believe the city is not doing enough to increase the housing supply.
On Thursday, about 50 people, including residents, local ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) activists and politicians gathered near Ayoob’s home to march to Timbercreek’s nearby offices to ask for at least a couple more months to find alternate housing.
Last week Halifax ACORN leaders met with the Minister in charge of housing in Nova Scotia.
MPPs got a 20 per cent increase to their personal housing allowance while recipients of Ontario Works and ODSP continue to struggle to afford rent.
“If you put too many ornaments on it, it’s going to fall over eventually.”
Residents at Pinewood Gardens complain about rats and lack of maintenance
Ottawa city council’s unexpected promise of $15 million in the 2019 budget has opened an array of options for affordable housing that should help the city avoid a Vancouver-style crisis, advocates said Thursday.
Le mercredi 6 février, juste une heure avant la réunion du conseil municipal pour discuter du projet de budget pour 2019, les membres d’ACORN avec nos alliés ont tenu un rassemblement, de partout dans la ville, devant l'hôtel de ville pour demander davantage de financement pour le logement abordable.
Advocates had asked for $12M, as well as a focus on affordable housing on new LRT
ACORN réclame une protection contre certains propriétaires
Minutes after community members and advocates finished a rally at Marion Dewar Plaza on Wednesday morning calling for more money for affordable housing, the city revealed a 2019 draft budget that contained a record-breaking investment in the area.