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.

Scarborough Mirror: Opinion: Toronto budget should look out for needs of tenants

Posted February 14, 2022

The budget committee of Toronto city council, on Feb. 7, voted down a motion from Coun. Mike Layton to increase funding to ensure low and moderate income tenants have healthy homes. ACORN members and allies have been fighting for a 2022 budget that puts the needs of those hardest hit by COVID-19 front and centre. What we’ve gotten has been a $26-million increase in the police budget and not much else.

Huddle: Westdale COO Says Improvements Coming To Highfield Following Protest

Posted February 14, 2022

HALIFAX–The chief operating office of Westdale Properties says tenants in the company's Highfield Park apartments can expect some improvements, following a tenant protest earlier this week.

But the COO, Mitchell Cohen, also defended the overall performance and professionalism of his building staff following critiques by the protestors.

The Pointer: Another piece of public land sold to developers with no affordable housing commitment; Region of Peel & Mississauga ignore ongoing crisis

Posted February 2, 2022

Late December 2021, Metrolinx, Ontario's regional transit agency, sold a 1.48-acre parking lot directly across from Port Credit Go Station, to a development group.

Nearly 90 Ottawa ACORN members join virtual protest to stop demovictions!

Posted February 1, 2022

In recognition of the City's two year anniversary of declaring a 'Housing and Homelessness' emergency, Ottawa ACORN members led a 90+ person virtual protest against demovictions. Ottawa made history on Jan 29th, 2020 by becoming the first city in the country to declare housing an emergency. While ACORN members supported this declaration wholeheartedly, not enough has been done to actually END the emergency!