The pandemic has brought rents down, but not for everyone. The city remains unaffordable for many, and experts say government support is critical to avoiding a larger crisis
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In late August, the Ford government announced it was drafting legislation that will freeze rents in many parts of Ontario for 2021. In many quarters this was seen as very good news, but the reality is it will do very little to help tenants in Hamilton, who are increasingly being squeezed out by out-of-control rent increases.
The provincial government says the policy 'doesn't work'
Today we released our report on the threats to the City of Hamilton's affordable housing and the bold action the city can take to protect low income and working class tenants.
When we ask our members or constituents to name the single biggest issue they face, their most common answer is how hard it is to find affordable housing.
They brought megaphones.
It's been more than two weeks since Premier Doug Ford announced that he would be introducing legislation to freeze rents on rent-controlled apartments across the province in 2021, but Ontario tenants have a number of demands they say will help ensure the move actually protects renters.