Ottawa Matters: Local activists protest Ottawa's plan to demolish low-income housing in Nepean

Posted October 23, 2020

Housing activists are protesting the City of Ottawa's plan to demolish low-income housing, in order to make way for Stage 3 of its light rail project.
 
City staff is recommending that 120 units of low-income housing in the Nepean Neighbourhood of Manor Village be demolished, in order to build the future Knoxdale LRT Station.
 
Ottawa's Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) says that would force the mass eviction of up to 300 low-income and working-class families. 
 
According to the group, the city has responded by saying the tenants will have years to find new accommodation, but ACORN says it's impossible to find affordable housing in Ottawa.
 
Members of ACORN will be in the area of Tunney's Pasture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, to collect signatures in hopes of stopping the demolition.
 

 

 

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Article by Alex Black for Ottawa Matters

 

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