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Surrey tenants are at risk without action from City Hall - ACORN Canada

Surrey tenants are at risk without action from City Hall

Posted September 12, 2023

ACORN has been gaining momentum in its campaign to win better tenant protections from the City of Surrey. In late spring, the Livability and Social Equity Committee heard from Surrey ACORN about the need for the city to beef up its Standards of Maintenance bylaw by making the law more thorough and adding much needed enforcement tools. After hearing from ACORN, the committee voted to have city staff follow ACORN’s suggestion and explore how the city can improve these vital tenant protections.

Since that meeting, Surrey ACORN has been holding meetings and workshops. The workshops have focussed on tenant organizing and civic skills training which has helped ACORN build its base in tenant communities and improve its organizational capacity to engage with Surrey City Hall.

ACORN has been actively building a list of organizational supporters for the campaign and is happy to announce that CUPE 728 and the Newton BIA are both supporting the campaign for better tenant protections in Surrey!