CityNews: Ontario election 2022: How will the parties help renters amid housing crunch?

Posted May 24, 2022

“Being a tenant right now we feel like we’re abandoned,” Alejandra Ruiz Vargas, the chair of the East York chapter of Acorn, told CityNews in an interview on Tuesday.

“We have not been fair with renters … Renters are the ones who sell you coffee in the morning, renters are the ones who clean the city, renters are the frontline workers.”

Le Droit: Manor Village: déménagement forcé plus tôt que prévu

Posted May 20, 2022

Les résidents de la communauté Manor Village — qui offre des logements à un prix abordable — croyaient avoir encore quelques années avant de perdre leur maison, en raison de l’étape 3 du train léger. Des rénovations entreprises par les entreprises propriétaires des immeubles sont toutefois venues chambouler ce calendrier.

After pressure from ACORN and our allies, Hamilton moves forward on inclusionary zoning

Posted May 18, 2022

After pressure from ACORN, the Hamilton Community Benefits Network and Environment Hamilton, Hamilton moves forward on inclusionary zoning. 

On Monday ACORN, HCBN and Environment Hamilton held a press conference outside City Hall and delegated to the LRT subcommittee to demand action on the promise for affordable housing from the LRT project.

The Public Record: Affordability ‘Crisis’ along Hamilton LRT Corridor Needs to Be Addressed Before It Gets Worse, Say Resident Groups

Posted May 17, 2022

Council’s Light Rail Transit Sub-Committee held its first meeting since 2017 this morning to receive City staff updates on the project contracts and design updates.

“The LRT project requires approximately 90 full property purchases,” stated City of Hamilton LRT Project Director Abdul Shaikh, in his first presentation to Council since taking on the role earlier this year.

Hamilton ACORN and allies demand action on promise for affordable housing from LRT

Posted May 16, 2022

Today ACORN, the Hamilton Community Benefits Network and Environment Hamilton held a press conference in front of City Hall to urge the City of Hamilton to pass a bold inclusionary zoning before 2023. 

The inclusonary zoning tool is one open to cities like Hamilton to mandate that developers must include affordable housing in their new construction.

Toronto Observer: What can Toronto learn from a horrific fire that ravaged a New York City building, killing 17 people?

 Posted May 16, 2022

New York City’s deadliest fire in more than three decades ripped through the Twin Parks apartment building in the Bronx earlier this year, killing 17 people including nine children. An unattended space heater caused the fire, officials said.