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.
 

North End Breezes: The Two Towers: Stories from the Bottom of John Street

Posted June 8, 2021

The Two Towers, the second novel in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy (along with the film based on it), is the scariest, most unsettling of the series. The two towers overlooking the harbour at the foot of John Street remind us of this tale. Theirs is also story of the search for something precious and powerful, of a titanic struggle between good and evil, but most importantly, the importance of having somewhere to call home.

Nova Scotia Advocate: Loophole: Housing advocate calls for elimination of fixed-term leases in Nova Scotia

Posted June 8, 2021

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – David Comeau had the ideal home, across the street from his children’s school, and in his affordability range. The only problem: he was living on a fixed-term lease. Rather than opting to renew, like a year-to-year or month-to-month lease, the landlord is the sole decision maker for lease extensions.

ICI Radio-Canada: Un contrat social qui se fait attendre par des résidents d'Heron Gate

Posted June 7, 2021

D’ici quelques semaines, la Ville d’Ottawa devrait donner son approbation à des plans de réaménagement de la communauté d'Heron Gate. Des locataires sont menacés d’expulsion, et leurs défenseurs estiment que le promoteur n’a toujours pas signé de « contrat social ».

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