ACORN Canada releases a new report on the Status of Renters during COVID-19: Calls for Urgent Measures from Governments
Posted April 29, 2020
Posted on April 29, 2020
ACORN Canada reached out to 1082 people across Canada to understand the issues people are facing during the pandemic, especially those relating to their ability to pay rent as it falls due again on May 1st and the problems they are encountering in their buildings/apartments as lack of maintenance and repair poses a major public health risk especially during a pandemic.
Key highlights of the survey include:
- 70% of respondents have been impacted financially, yet only 42% of people qualify for government benefits such as the CERB or EI.
- Almost 35% don’t have enough money to pay the rent on May 1st.
- 15% of respondents have been threatened with eviction if rent is not paid.
To read the full report in English, click here.
Pour le français, cliquez ici
The report calls for urgent measures by the governments for tenants. We urgently need the Federal and Provincial Governments to take the following actions: