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PWD income assistance rates are legislated poverty
 
Timbercreek is known to evict tenants across the country!
 
We need the government and the Competition Bureau to Stop the Merger! ACORN members suppoer public control NOT corporate control! 
 

Internet is a lifeline, and we need it more than ever during COVID
 
ACORN is demanding the grants affect all tenants with a loan from the rent bank, as well as doubling the $3 million to $6 million to help more families.
 
No human being should be forced to live in such horrific living conditions. Where is the City in holding these slumlords accountable?
 
We are calling on the Housing Stability Bank to Step Up as London almost tops the charts when it comes to tenants with rental arrears in the country.
 

URGENT ACTION: LeBreton Flats Needs REAL Affordable Housing!

We need REAL affordable housing for low income and working class tenants!

 
ACORN Members need the federal government to ensure all people can access the internet!
 
Join our online action to send a quick letter to the Property Manager of CVL Group!
 
We will not let predatory landlords evict low income tenants and raise the rent on vacant units!
 
Weston ACORN member, Danny Graham, is being harassed and threatened with eviction by his landlord.
 
Tenants deserve healthy homes!
 
Having a house is the strongest public health measure during the pandemic.
 
Un an après le début de la pandémie, il est désormais clair que le gouvernement fédéral et le secteur bancaire ont laissé tomber les personnes à revenu faible ou moyen.
 
Send an urgent email to Chantal’s landlord, Nicolas de Gagné, RIGHT NOW demanding justice for Chantal!
 
The Federal Government is working to finalise their multi-billion dollar budget. And we need to make sure that money goes to people not corporate interests!
 
We are asking the federal government to stop giving huge tax subsidies to Canada's biggest landlords or REITs. The government has lost 1.2 billion dollars in the last 10 years bu giving these exemptions. Real Estate Investment Trusts or REITs must be reined in!
 
Support Toronto ACORN’s Protecting Affordable Housing / Resist Renovictions Campaign to demand the city saves the affordable housing stock we already have and protects working class tenants from predatory landlords.
 
Almost a year into the COVID19 pandemic and Lion’s Gate Property management is still not following Public Health Guidelines for apartment buildings!
 
Send a message to City Hall demanding they introduce an anti-displacement policy for when affordable housing is being redeveloped
 
 
Families with young children are living in dangerous conditions because of MetCap’s neglect and refusal to act. 
 
Mississauga tenants are tired of living with endless property standard violations.
 
We need the Federal Government to mandate banks to create alternative credit product and lower the interest rate for installment loans from 60 - 30% so that low-income people don't have to rely on predatory loans.

Surrey City has a responsibility to help vulnerable people in our communities, yet Mayor Doug McCallum is doing NOTHING.
 
We need to tax mansions, and use that money to fund affordable housing and services that protect existing affordable housing.
 
Les loyers à travers le Québec sont en hausse depuis des années, et les locataires ne peuvent pas payer ! 
 
Rents are rising in New Brunswick to unaffordable levels for working class people.
 
Some of the most vulnerable people in our society are facing HUGE cuts to their income assistance rates, in the midst of a global health crisis which is far from its end.
 
We need YOUR help to stop this eviction from moving forward!
 
Because the Federal Government has failed to force big telcoms to provide affordable internet, Toronto is forced to address the issues at the local level.
 
Tenants knew from the beginning that without representation in the working group, it would be nothing more than a PR stunt to cover up the City’s failure to protect tenants’ homes. 
 
Developers are making huge profits from building in Toronto, and giving nothing back.
 
We are calling on Medallion Corp to stop the eviction of a London ACORN member who is being evicted despite her trying very hard to work with the landlord to make the rental payments. 
 
ACORN member Darin Leowy is fighting to keep his home so he can stay healthy and safe during the coldest months of winter and during the pandemic! 
 
Displacing tenants in a housing crisis and pandemic is wrong.
 
Hamilton ACORN is Demanding that Drake Property Management follow recommendations from Public Health.
 
Keeping everyone housed is one of the most important public health measures during a pandemic.
 
Every person needs to be housed, especially during a pandemic. Tenants deserve healthy homes.
 
Le salaire minimum au Québec n’est pas suffisant pour vivre!
 
We are in the peak of a pandemic that has exposed the urgent need to modernize EI.
 
Tammy is an ACORN member fighting to keep her internet and phone services on during the holidays.
 
ACORN is calling on Mayor John Tory, City Council and the leadership of TCHC to immediately halt all evictions.
 
There is an important vote at city council on December 16th, and we need to make sure councillors support tenants.
 
Doug Ford then chooses to adjourn the house and not debate the motion and sign the order.
 
Everyone deserves a roof over their heads during a pandemic - Nova Scotia needs to ban ALL evictions!
 
We will not let big developers destroy our homes. We're NOT MOVING. No development if it means displacement.
 
Ford Government announced lockdown in several regions across Ontario as COVID 19 cases surge.
 
We need urgent action from the Provincial government! Join our call for an immediate moratorium on evictions until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The pandemic is now at its peak with some regions in lockdown again, yet no support for people on social assistance.
 
Send an email to your MPP, Premier and Housing Minister of Ontario to bring back the moratorium on evictions and include No Above the Guideline Rent Increases and full rent control, including vacancy control in the new rent freeze legislation.
 

Send an email to everyone on City Council below that voted to demolish Manor Village to avoid traffic on Woodroofe during construction.
 
ACORN is demanding that all renoviction efforts at the property stop!
 
Working class families have lived in the two buildings for over 40 + years - now they have to be out by March. 
 
We will not let predatory landlords destroy our communities - WE ARE NOT MOVING!
 
When restaurants can be regularly inspected and licensed, why can’t we license and regularly inspect the buildings where we live?
 
CAPREIT is the largest Real Estate Investment Trust in Canada, owning more than 477 apartment buildings and manufactured housing communities, and is a leading cause of the affordable housing crisis in Canada. // CAPREIT est la plus grande fiducie de placement immobilier au Canada, possédant plus de 477 immeubles d'appartements et de logements préfabriqués, et est l'une des principales causes de la crise du logement abordable au Canada.
 
We don't have a choice to stay home -  the overcrowding of buses is putting our lives at risk! 
 
We have until November 10th to flood this consultation with OUR voices - to drown out the voices of big developers who only care about profit.
 
COVID numbers are rising fast, we are in the second wave, things are changing but what has not changed is the apathy of telecoms and government towards low-income people! // Le nombre de COVID augmente rapidement, nous sommes dans la deuxième vague, les choses changent mais ce qui n'a pas changé, c'est l'apathie des télécoms et du gouvernement envers les personnes à faible revenu!
 
Send an urgent email to Gatineau landlord, Eric Legris, RIGHT NOW demanding justice for Columbus Igboanusi!
 
Take action by sending an email to the Ontario government to change OEPTC’s rules so that you can get the financial help with your home energy costs that the OEPTC was intended to provide. // Prenez des mesures en envoyant un courriel au gouvernement de l’Ontario pour demander une modification aux règles du CIOCEIF afin que vous puissiez obtenir l’aide financière pour les coûts d’énergie domestique que le CIOCEIF était censé fournir.
 
COVID testing should be accessible for ALL households that need it.
 
The EI system desperately needs to be modernised. // Le système d'assurance-emploi a désespérément besoin d'être modernisé.
 
Ansell Property Management is attempting to evict a family in Dartmouth for calling city bylaw on unsafe conditions in their unit!
 
As the second wave of the pandemic starts up, tenants are facing an unparalleled situation in BC.
 
Hamilton ACORN’s Defend Our Homes campaign is a crucial fight to save the existing affordable housing in Hamilton.
 
Les locataires dans tout Montréal souffrent d’infestations récurrentes de souris, coquerelles et punaises de lit non traitées par les propriétaires. // Tenants throughout Montreal suffer from recurring infestations of mice, cockroaches and bedbugs that are not treated by landlords.
 
Join ACORN's call for the strongest plan possible, and stop landlords and developers from lobbying for a weak plan that preserves their profits.
 
Send a message to the City of Ottawa, telling them that they MUST have a plan for affected tenants to ensure NO displacement before going ahead with LRT construction.
 
Join ACORN members across the city in demanding Mayor Jim Watson STEP UP to provide rent relief.
 
For Doug Ford’s proposed Rent Freeze to work, it needs to close all the loopholes that the big landlord lobby has successfully won in the last few decades. 
 
CERB is ending, moratorium on evictions has ended and thousands of tenants continue to receive eviction notices or be threatened by their landlords for eviction due to non-payment of rent and other issues. 
 
Join ACORN members across the city in demanding Mayor John Tory STEP UP to provide rent relief.
 
Only with a BIG PUSH from tenants and allies can we ensure these bylaws pass committee and then council on Wed, Aug 26th.
 
Le nombre de locataires susceptibles d'être expulsés après la COVID-19 est préoccupant. De nombreux locataires n'ont pas eu accès aux différentes aides du gouvernement.
 
Rents are rising in Nova Scotia to unaffordable levels for working class people.
 
The Eviction Moratorium will be lifted on August 1st and it is estimated between 7-9% of tenants in Ontario weren’t able to pay rent during the pandemic.
 
With global warming making cities hotter, and low income communities being most affected, the city Toronto needs to take action to Beat the Heat! 
 
Housing affordability is already in crisis here in BC.
 
The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) is forcing people to live in poverty. Many ODSP recipients are struggling to make ends meet during this time of crisis.
 
We want all landlords to be licensed by the city so that there are real consequences when they’re not doing their jobs.
 
In these unprecedented times, tenants need a Rent Break, Rent Freeze, Rent Control & Eviction Prevention!
 
Telus has responded to our demands and taken steps to ensure disabled people have access to affordable internet during these difficult times. Now let’s put the pressure on Shaw to do even better!
 
Low wage workers, people with disabilities, seniors, newcomers and people who are otherwise immunocompromised face barriers to traditional testing centre approaches.
 
Tenants on Nivens Ave. in North Dartmouth are fed up with living in substandard and unsafe conditions! 
 
ACORN is demanding a permanent extension of the $300-a-month COVID-19 Crisis Supplement.
 
The COVID19 eviction ban is up on the 30th and thousands of tenants are in rental arrears, the Liberal government needs to step up and STOP these evictions!
 
City Council is about to vote on a new rent control model for affordable housing built on OUR PUBLIC LAND - tell them to support ACORN's demands for real rent control.
 
Thousands of tenants across Toronto are doing their part by staying home to flatten the curve, yet many of them are living in substandard housing.
 
ACORN Members need the federal government to ensure that all people are able to access the internet as the need is greater than ever.
 
Tenants across the country are having to make a difficult choice - to pay rent or to put food on the table! 
 
Ottawa tenants are fed up with sky high rents!
 
 
The COVID19 pandemic has hit our city hard. In so many ways, it only made more visible the existing problems.
 
How can we have a functioning democracy when the digital divide keeps so many excluded from so many things we take for granted?
 
May 1st is coming all too soon for thousands of renters across the country.
 
 
Governments MUST step in URGENTLY and prevent further crisis.
 
It is concerning that payday and installment lenders continue to charge exorbitant interest rates in BC even during this pandemic.
 
Is this the government's solution for many workers who can't access the federal benefit and fall through the cracks?
 
Send an email to City By-Law to demand they hold landlords accountable!
 
Un grand nombre de personnes et de familles à travers le Québec font face à des difficultés immédiates quant au paiement de leur loyer
 
Putting Nova Scotians out of their homes in the middle of a pandemic and provincial state of emergency is unconscionable
 
Government response needs to go further in light of the challenges tenants are currently facing with COVID-19. 
 
Demand RealStar meets with the ACORN Tenants' Association and actually start resolving our issues!
 
 
 
 
The Province of Ontario is in the midst of a housing crisis. With rents rising in Toronto every year something REAL must be done to make renting a home possible for hard working people.
 
 
 
Ottawa ACORN members want a landlord licensing program similar to how restaurants are licensed or Toronto’s Rent Safe Program.
 
 
 
 
As bank profits continue to grow, many Canadians find themselves devastated by NSF fees of $45 and high interest rates on overdrafts and credit.
 
 
 
 
Nous avons besoin d’une licence pour propriétaire-locateur MAINTENANT! Envoyez un courriel au conseiller Mathieu Fleury exigeant des logements sains pour les locataires à faible revenu.
 
 
 
ACORN Canada has been fighting for affordable and accessible Internet for All - and now the CRTC has passed the buck to the Ministry of Innovation to make high speed internet affordable for low and moderate income people!
 
 
 
La province de l’Ontario est en pleine crise du logement
 
 
 
 
Ontario ACORN is organizing to increase the thresholds for clawbacks and assets for ODSP and OW recipients. * ACORN Ontario s’organise pour faire augmenter le seuil de la récupération de revenu et les limites de l’avoir pour les bénéficiaires de POSPH et OT. 
 
 
 
Millions of Canadians are excluded from the mainstream banking sector, giving rise to a growing predatory lending industry. That’s why ACORN Canada is fighting for Fair Banking (including Postal Banking). 
 
 
 
The City of Toronto is currently looking into regulating landlords through a licensing regime to enforce maintenance standards.