Posted on May 29, 2020
Liberal MP calls overage fees 'a tax on poor Canadians'
Nova Scotia ACORN and the New Democratic Party are calling on the provincial government to expand the three-month eviction ban announced March 19 and to freeze all rental increases during the state of emergency.
Health experts have warned that COVID-19 can disproportionately affect dense communities stricken with high poverty rates.
While banks are slashing lending rates, it's business as usual for payday lenders, now considered essential services during the pandemic.
Survey from ACORN says 35% of renters won't be able to pay rent tomorrow
People making choices about bill payments after job losses and business closures because of pandemic
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers had been increasingly using forms of cashless payment such as credit and debit cards, e-transfers and their smartphones to pay for products.
La pandémie de COVID 19 montre qu’il est grand temps d’inclure Internet dans la liste des services publics essentiels et d’offrir l’accès à tous.
Nova Scotia ACORN member Fred Barnes talks to Sheldon Macleod about the Rent Break campaign.
Nova Scotia ACORN member Marjorie Pemberton talks to Sheldon Macleod about the Internet for All campaign.
Nova Scotia ACORN member Darryl King talks to CBC about the Rent Break campaign.
Posted May 4, 2020
More than a third of Canadians don’t know if they can afford this month’s rent, due impacts from the pandemic.
More than one in three renters across Canada fears they won't make their rent payment tomorrow, and many landlords are bracing for the economic impact as personal finances tighten under the pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tomorrow is the first day of a new month. Specifically, the second ‘first day’ of a new month since COVID-19 took over much of our lives.
Posted May 1, 2020
The financial sting of COVID-19 may deepen for some Canadians this week, as May 1 ushers in the second due date for renters since the pandemic began.
Toronto must rebuild itself with a “bold, green and just recovery plan,” that shrinks the growing gap between rich and poor, fights climate change and combats racial inequity, activists say.
Almost half of Canadian renters may not be able to make May 1 rent, according to a new survey that comes as the federal and provincial governments look to each other to fund residential rent relief.
One in three Hamilton tenants say they won’t have enough money to pay their May rent because of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a national survey conducted by ACORN Canada.
ACORN’s survey out today says over a third of Canadians can’t pay rent