Hamilton councillors agreed to create a draft bylaw for a two-year pilot program that would license rental housing units in wards one and eight. The report is expected to be before councillors this year.
This year was one of disasters, tragedy, boondoggles and love.
It stopped short of recommending vacancy control, in which rental increases would be tied to the unit rather than the tenant
If you’re on disability or require social assistance in Ontario, then you might be interested in some changes announced by the provincial government.
Lisa MacLeod, the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, said last week that social services will be streamlined and put in increasing conjunction with employment, as well as changing the definition of what is considered a disability.
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.
Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert, who headed up the Rental Housing Task Force, called the 23 recommendations it produced "balanced."
Heron Gate is a tightly knit community in Ottawa’s south end that used to have a great deal of affordable housing. Many low to moderate income Ottawans have rented its properties and called it home for decades, however, the community has been the target of corporate deceit and mistreatment in the past decade.
Statement on the BC Rental Housing Task Force's decision re vacancy control
'It was discouraging. The prices are too high and the vacancy rate isn't high enough'
Councillor calls for “courageous” plan to improve housing with “rental affordability eroding.”
Tenants' rights advocates issued their appeal to Hamilton city councillors during an event at city hall on Thursday.
ACORN demands a plan for affordable housing
New Toronto city council sworn into office
ACORN is calling on Mayor Tory to keep his promise of making housing a #1 priority!
Google’s intended development in downtown Toronto has been causing concern for ACORN members since we first heard that Sidewalk Labs is planning to build a tech community at Quayside.
‘We’re at a crisis and we don’t even it realize it.’
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People receiving disability support from the Ontario government will be able to keep more of the money they earn as part of the province's overhaul of social assistance, but critics say it will be harder to qualify for help. Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod laid out a broad vision for social assistance under the Progressive Conservatives on Thursday, promising to cut red tape and encourage people to get back in the job market with a series of changes scheduled to take place over the next 18 months.
Members of ACORN present their award in Anthem's Vancouver headquarters