Weston ACORN action on Saturday
On Thursday March 15, 2018, a delegation of Montreal Sud-Ouest ACORN members delivered a letter to City Councilor Craig Sauvé at his office on Rue Bel-Air. // Jeudi 15 mars 2018, une délégation de membres de Montréal Sud-Ouest ACORN a livré une lettre au conseiller municipal Craig Sauvé dans ses bureaux de la Rue Bel-Air.
The local chapter of Toronto ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is ready to raise a ruckus in opposition of the gentrification of Weston Village.
ACORN Financial Justice Leader, Donna Borden, spoke to CTV News about the need for improved regulations on payday lending.
The City of Surrey will be repainting pool houses at four of its outdoor pools. The paint on the pool houses contains lead.
Budget 2018 shows that the Federal Government is taking small steps to support low and moderate income Canadians, but we need more from Morneau. We still have a long way to go.
Advocacy groups are calling on the Ontario government to close what they call loopholes in the province’s housing law that they say allow landlords to offload maintenance costs onto tenants.
Proposed new rules that are supposed to help rein in the high price of housing in Ontario‘s expensive cities are being criticized as too weak to have much impact.
Social worker Sarah Adjekum writes that the downtown’s renaissance is having predictable impacts on vulnerable people, but not enough is being done to mitigate the harm.
On Thursday, February 1, several ACORN members attended the BC Poverty Reduction Strategy community meeting in Surrey. ACORN leader Tabitha Naismith attended the meeting and spoke to the Surrey Now-Leader about the housing crisis.
Tenants at a highrise in an up-and-coming Toronto neighbourhood have staged a rent strike, saying landlords are taking advantage of loopholes in Ontario's housing law to drive low-income residents out of their homes.
More than 650 applications for above-guideline rent increases have been made in Toronto alone since the start of 2015
On Jan. 23, a small group of protesters stood in the freezing rain at the curb of a construction site for a new condo development in Ottawa’s Mechanicsville neighbourhood.
More than 50 tenants of one building are refusing to pay rent after their landlord applied to the government to increase rent by nearly double the legally permitted amount.
ACORN members wish to encourage the Ministry of Finance to take this opportunity, during the 2018 pre-budget consultations, to consider the needs of low and moderate-income Ontarians.
'We'd like to get better community service programs for cheaper,' said one resident