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.

Ottawa Citizen: City of Ottawa's official plan does little to address racial segregation, says lawyer opposing Heron Gate redevelopment

Posted April 8, 2022

Ottawa is a “segregated city” and the city’s official plan doesn’t do enough to address the systemic racism and discrimination that has made it that way, says a lawyer fighting the redevelopment of Heron Gate.

Hill Times: Scrap tax exemption ‘loophole’ causing ‘erosion’ of rental affordability: housing advocates

Posted April 6, 2022

MPs, real estate investors, and affordable housing advocates are waiting to see if Budget 2022 provides any clarity on the Liberals’ promise to review an obscure tax exemption from 1995 that has fuelled the rapid rise of real estate investment trusts as large-scale landlords in Canada’s rental housing sector.

CBC News London: 'It's not justice, it's efficiency': Critics slam online landlord-tenant hearings Social Sharing

Posted April 1, 2022

Dezerae Sturgeon had hoped her hearing at the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) would be a fair legal process that would stop her  — along with her mother and nine-year-old daughter — from being evicted from their home of eight years.