Housing

Federal government failing to protect right to housing for those who need it most

Posted on August 19, 2021

The Federal government is failing miserably to provide affordable housing. In fact, through the federal housing agency - CMHC, it is putting billions of dollars in developers' pockets to build more unaffordable housing. This infographic highlights the issues with the current CMHC funding and what do ACORN members want.

Ontario Top Evictors of the Year 2020

Posted on July 8, 2021

ACORN Canada filed a Freedom of Information request at the Landlord and Tenant Board to seek data on the number of eviction applications filed in 2020 and also the name of the landlord alongwith the reason for filing the application. The analysis shows that it's Canada's biggest landlords that continued to file eviction applications despite the pandemic.

Renovictions in Hamilton

Renoviction is the practice and tactics used bylandlords to evict or force out tenants under theguise of major renovation. The goal is to displace lowand moderate income tenants who are paying belowmarket rent. Vacated units are renovated and re-rented out at a higher rate.

Rein in the REITs

Posted on 3rd February, 2021

The federal government is giving huge tax subsidies to billionaire landlords or the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). Through this report, we highlight the blliions of dollars that have been lost by way of these sweetheart tax deals and the action that needs to be taken to ensure that affordable housing is developed and maintained. Time to REIN in the REITs!

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