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Hamilton Mountain ACORN fights back against renoviction at 1132 Upper Wellington

Posted April 12, 2022

On Saturday April 9 Mountain ACORN members living at 1132 Upper Wellington Street held an action to speak out against the landlord's attempts to renovict long term tenants.

Since the fall 2021, the landlord has been harassing tenants with buyouts, N11s and illegal N13s. Out of 13 units there are now 5 households left. 

Herongate Virtual Press Conference: ACORN vs. the City

Posted April 11, 2022

CITY OF OTTAWA ON TRIAL! ACORN members from Herongate, a traditionally low-income and racialized neighbourhood in South Ottawa, are taking the City of Ottawa to the Ontario Land Tribunal in the coming months over how the city abandoned the neighbourhood to the mercies of Timbercreek (now Hazelview), who have already carried out two mass evictions from the area in the last 7 years. 

Ottawa Citizen: City of Ottawa's official plan does little to address racial segregation, says lawyer opposing Heron Gate redevelopment

Posted April 8, 2022

Ottawa is a “segregated city” and the city’s official plan doesn’t do enough to address the systemic racism and discrimination that has made it that way, says a lawyer fighting the redevelopment of Heron Gate.

Hill Times: Scrap tax exemption ‘loophole’ causing ‘erosion’ of rental affordability: housing advocates

Posted April 6, 2022

MPs, real estate investors, and affordable housing advocates are waiting to see if Budget 2022 provides any clarity on the Liberals’ promise to review an obscure tax exemption from 1995 that has fuelled the rapid rise of real estate investment trusts as large-scale landlords in Canada’s rental housing sector.

Hamilton Spectator: ACORN wants to close the digital divide

Posted April 6, 2022

ACORN Hamilton held a news conference in Gage Park to highlight their ongoing push to close the digital divide and make the internet more accessible and affordable for all residents of the city regardless of income.

The group conducted a survey of low-income residents from November 2021 until March 2022, collecting nearly 200 responses.

CityNews: Low-income families, seniors in Canada to get high-speed internet under federal plan

Posted April 4, 2022

The Canadian government has launched a new initiative to provide low-income families and seniors affordable access to high-speed internet, but some advocates argue the plan is too limited in scope.

The new program expands on previous efforts by the Trudeau government to get low-income Canadians connected.

CBC News London: 'It's not justice, it's efficiency': Critics slam online landlord-tenant hearings Social Sharing

Posted April 1, 2022

Dezerae Sturgeon had hoped her hearing at the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) would be a fair legal process that would stop her  — along with her mother and nine-year-old daughter — from being evicted from their home of eight years. 

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