Healthy Homes - Habitation saine

Every person deserves affordable, livable housing. In many low income neighbourhoods, tenants live with mold, pests, broken elevators, and other challenges because landlords will not do the repairs needed. ACORN Canada members fight for landlord licensing, building inspections, and stronger enforcement of maintenance rules and by-laws.
See our Healthy Homes demands here.

Hamilton Spectator: Hamilton ACORN calls for rent control amid skyrocketing housing market

Posted March 17, 2022

Members of ACORN gathered out front of 119 King St. W. downtown to encourage passersby to sign a petition calling for rent control in the face of spiralling rents in the city.

The group, a strong advocate for housing reform, called for rent control, a full rent freeze until 2024, an end to tenant displacement, and more funding for social housing.

The Bay Observer: Hamilton lacks a plan to deal with a worsening housing crisis

Posted March 15, 2022

Hamilton is lagging when it comes to inclusionary zoning according to participants in a virtual town hall that was staged by ACORN Hamilton, the Hamilton Community Benefits Network and Environment Hamilton this week. The town hall underlined the growing gap between gentrification pressures that will result from the LRT construction and the needs of a growing population facing housing insecurity.

Weston ACORN members demand Barney River to fix 1440-14442 Lawrence Avenue West! Healthy homes now!!

Posted March 15, 2022

Weston ACORN members held a Healthy Homes Action on Tuesday March 8th outside 1440-1442 Lawrence Avenue West! The tenants of 1440-1442 Lawrence Avenue West, are facing various issues like repairs not being done, work orders being ignored for years, pest issues, broken and old appliances, and yet tenants are being charged with rent increases.