Posted August 10, 2020
Did you hear that Surrey ACORN launched a new campaign and report called Stand Up for Housing?
Stand Up for Housing, is all about forcing the City of Surrey to use the powers it does have to end the housing crisis. Surrey’s Mayor Doug McCallum has a long history of allowing developers to do whatever they want In the city and BC ACORN is saying it's past time for that to end.
From renovictions and demovictions, to non-existent enforcement of property standards, the City of Surrey needs a wake up call on housing.
ACORN is calling for the City of Surrey to do the following:
- Update Apartment Standards of Maintenance Laws! Currently these laws are woefully inadequate and do not cover basic repairs.
- License Landlords! By replicating the New Westminster Renoviction Bylaw the City of Surrey would stop renovictions and ensure that buildings were kept up to livable standards.
In the coming weeks and months, Surrey ACORN will be engaging councilors, organizing tenant unions, and demanding major housing reforms take place in Surrey.
If you are a tenant, individual, or group interested in helping with the campaign - email us at BCorg2@acorncanada.org.
ACORN Stand up for Housing In the Press:
Surrey Now-Leader: BC ACORN report calls on Surrey to help renters