Healthy Homes - Habitation saine
Controversy is brewing at another property owned by a notorious Metro Vancouver landlord.
A low-income advocacy group is calling for more protection of tenants, in light of what’s happening at a Surrey complex.
ACORN Canada is objecting to eviction notices the group says have been served to everyone at Kwantlen Park Manor, a 31-unit apartment at 106th Avenue near 130th Street in North Surrey. It’s a building linked to the Sahota family, which is behind a number of other buildings that have had problems.
Over the Easter long weekend ACORN Canada has learned that all residents of Kwantlen Park Manor, a 31 unit apartment located at 12975 106th Ave in Surrey, have been served with eviction notices due to the health and safety risks posed by the ongoing mould and structural issues present in the building.
A large group of BC ACORN members were able to put questions about our platform straight to NDP critics who may very likely be in prominent positions in the BC Government in a little over a month's time. Here is a recap about what they said about our five platform planks:
OTTAWA — If you think so many of Ottawa’s vacant buildings have decayed because the city just didn’t bother chasing their owners into fixing them up, its chief bylaw officer has something to tell you: You’re right.
Renters in Ottawa are living in what they're calling deplorable conditions. A local group voiced their frustration to city officials. CTV news covered Ottawa ACORN's healthy homes forum.
Watch the video here.
CBC's Ottawa Morning talks to ACORN members and Herongate tenants about the state of their homes and what they're doing to get action from landlords.
Local Surrey professors Steve Dooley and John Rose were contracted by ACORN Canada as private consultants to do research about the living conditions tenants face in Surrey, through an unbiased lens. The following report lays out the research that they compiled at focus groups with Surrey tenants in late 2012, as a part of ACORN Canada's Healthy Homes Project that was funded by Vancouver Community Foundation.
Click below to read the report!
Surrey Healthy Homes Campaign
Students in the University of Ottawa's law program put down their books and picked up a microphone to have a few laughs and help raise a little money for a good cause at the same time.
A comedy night to raise money for Ottawa ACORN, an organization that fights for social justice for low-income families across Canada, was held on Feb. 7 at the Draft Pub.