Nova Scotia ACORN

Nova Scotia ACORN started out in Sydney, Cape Breton back in 2011. In 2012, NS ACORN moved to the HRM and first started organizing in North Dartmouth. We established our North Central Halifax Chapter in May 2014 and our Dartmouth North Chapter in September 2014 -- and we will be coming soon to a neighbourhood near you!

In the meantime, we've been busy fighting back against slumlords, pushing the city to introduce landlord licensing, and campaigning for better living conditions for public housing tenants. Nova Scotia ACORN is also fighting for the return of rent control to Nova Scotia, a living wage, and affordable access to the internet.

Want to join the fight? Join ACORN!

 

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Victory! Nova Scotia landlord forced to pay for flood damages

Posted February 3, 2014

After going back on a promise to pay for damages caused by a flood, Nova Scotia ACORN leaders confronted landlord Mona Metlege this afternoon to demand fairness. When ACORN member and tenant Isaac asked Joe Metlege to make good on his promise on his own, he pretended that he'd never committed to covering damages. Once faced with going against an organization of tenants committed to justice, they were forced to make good. The landlords wrote a cheque for the damages on the spot! 

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