East end ACORN members said the new owner is trying to push out tenants and convert units into condos
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.
The City of Toronto is inviting tenants, landlords and residents of the city to provide feedback on their RentSafeTO program, which is aimed to improve accountability and transparency with landlords across the city.
A new colour-coded apartment building rating system has been in the works in Toronto for quite some time, but some tenant advocates are now expressing concerns over the proposed evaluation methods.
They range from progressive policy to band aid solutions for desperate places.
Mike Wood, chair of the tenant advocacy group ACORN Hamilton, urged councillors at their Jan. 14 planning committee to strengthen the city's property standards bylaw. Wood said tenants are living in unsafe conditions that city officials are ignoring.
ACORN members across the province are gathering on the second Thursday of every month to protest and demand the government increase social assistance rates and abandon plans to adopt stricter federal definitions of disability.
Residents of the apartment towers at 2880 and 2900 Carling Avenue rallied in frigid temperatures and blustery winds on Jan. 18 to protest deteriorating conditions and unprecedented increases to monthly rent in their buildings.
Hamilton’s planning committee has unanimously approved a motion to look at improving the property standards bylaw to protect tenants who are trapped in unhealthy and unsafe living conditions.
Hamilton ACORN member Patricia Galvin speaks with CHCH News.
Councillor calls for examination of property standards protocols in light of tenants’ concerns
Mould, pests, broken buzzers among issues tenants want enforcement on: ACORN
Province raises cap on rent increase to 2.2% for 2020, highest hike since 2013
Toronto to build 771 units at Bloor-Kipling, 419 at Bloor-Islington