With rent due on Wednesday, a Toronto City Councillor is calling for an immediate rent relief plan for small businesses and commercial landlords amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
April rent cheques due today, but COVID-19 restrictions causing uncertainty.
Tenants are stressed about not being able to pay–landlords are stressed about getting paid. We're all stressed about all of it.
Many of Hamilton’s 60,000 household renters have lost jobs or income in the pandemic business shutdown.
Posted on March 31, 2020
By Marva Burnett, National President of ACORN Canada
Metro Vancouver mayors, housing activists call for a ban on evictions amid COVID-19 pandemic
A day after six Canadian banks announced six-month deferrals on mortgage payments to ease economic hardships during the COVID-19 outbreak, relief for one segment of the population was notably absent: renters.
Posted March 19, 2020
Tenants who fear retaliation when reporting issues with their units might be pleased to hear that the City of Mississauga is considering implementing a program that would allow it to proactively inspect apartment buildings on a regular basis.
Equitable access to the internet is a communication right.
Les logements insalubres empoisonnent la vie des locataires qui sont forcés d'y vivre.
It’s the first of the month and renters who have lost income due to the intensifying COVID-19 pandemic are scrambling to make rent as provincial governments offer piecemeal solutions during the ongoing crisis.
As governments ask landlords to be lenient on rent during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say the deferring payments will only delay the problem.
It’s the first of the month, which means some tenants are scrambling to pay rent.
The city of Hamilton is taking on the role of a third-party intermediary between renters and landlords expected to feel the financial sting of the COVID-19 pandemic in the next month
Over 700,000 people have signed a petition calling for rent payments to be cancelled during the COVID-19 crisis.
Province has halted evictions, landlords given a 6-month deferral on mortgages
After two weeks of pleas from residential tenants and small businesses worried about paying their rent on April 1, some landlords have agreed to extend some help.
Nova Scotia tenants and landlords alike are uncertain about how rent will be paid, and feeling like the government isn’t doing enough as April 1 fast approaches.
'When we're saying this is a basic service, we need to prioritize it,’ advocate says
Two of the provinces hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic have banned residential tenant evictions until the crisis ends, but with no promises about what will come afterward, tenants, landlords and activists face bureaucratic chaos, gridlock and potential mass evictions.