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 ACORN and allies demand action on promise for affordable housing from LRT

Posted May 16, 2022

Today ACORN, the Hamilton Community Benefits Network and Environment Hamilton held a press conference in front of City Hall to urge the City of Hamilton to pass a bold inclusionary zoning before 2023. 

The inclusonary zoning tool is one open to cities like Hamilton to mandate that developers must include affordable housing in their new construction.

Toronto Observer: What can Toronto learn from a horrific fire that ravaged a New York City building, killing 17 people?

 Posted May 16, 2022

New York City’s deadliest fire in more than three decades ripped through the Twin Parks apartment building in the Bronx earlier this year, killing 17 people including nine children. An unattended space heater caused the fire, officials said.

NB Media Co-op: Opinion: May Day evictions show Higgs government’s failure to act, tenants’ rights groups say

Posted May 5, 2022

Tenants and tenant advocates with the New Brunswick Coalition for Tenants Rights and ACORN NB are dismayed by news of mass evictions issued May 1st, many of them evidently intended to skirt the province’s pending rent control legislation.

Toronto Star: Canada’s largest landlords have saved billions through tax exemptions, according to a new analysis. Is Ottawa about to end the party?

Posted May 3, 2022

After a bruising start to the COVID-19 pandemic, CAPREIT bounced back in 2021. The real estate company grew its revenue by 5.7 per cent, to $993.1 million, and extracted an average of $1,149 in rental income from tenants in each of its roughly 70,000 apartment units.

By July, its stock price was back to where it was before the pandemic began.