They range from progressive policy to band aid solutions for desperate places.
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Mike Wood, chair of the tenant advocacy group ACORN Hamilton, urged councillors at their Jan. 14 planning committee to strengthen the city's property standards bylaw. Wood said tenants are living in unsafe conditions that city officials are ignoring.
Residents of the apartment towers at 2880 and 2900 Carling Avenue rallied in frigid temperatures and blustery winds on Jan. 18 to protest deteriorating conditions and unprecedented increases to monthly rent in their buildings.
Hamilton’s planning committee has unanimously approved a motion to look at improving the property standards bylaw to protect tenants who are trapped in unhealthy and unsafe living conditions.
Hamilton ACORN member Patricia Galvin speaks with CHCH News.
Councillor calls for examination of property standards protocols in light of tenants’ concerns
Mould, pests, broken buzzers among issues tenants want enforcement on: ACORN
Province raises cap on rent increase to 2.2% for 2020, highest hike since 2013