Sunday, 19 May 2019
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News release: Spryfield tenants plan protest to fight Metcap’s slum conditions

Metcap Living continues to provide substandard housing to individuals around the city. ACORN members are going out to demand better.

Today at 1pm ACORN members and allies will participate in a Tenant Action against Metcap in order to have their demands be heard.

When:  Wednesday 13th March 1pm

Where:  536 Herring Cove Road

What: Tenant Action Against Metcap   

ACORN Nova Scotia continues an ongoing campaign to get landlords to provide healthy and suitable living for low income Nova Scotians. Metcap Living has become notorious for low-quality housing and poor management. Many buildings are infested with bedbugs and in dire need of repairs. ACORN member and Metcap tenant, Marjorie Pemberton says “I would not recommend anyone living in a Metcap building. You will be disappointed and forced to live in an unhealthy environment”

Members like Marjorie see this action as an opportunity to have their voices be heard. This tenant action aligns with goals ACORN Nova Scotia is aiming to achieve on our larger Housing Platform. More information on some of the work we are doing on our housing platform can be found at https://acorncanada.org/acorn-ns-leaders-meet-housing-minister-geoff-maclellan

Contact Noreen Mabiza  – halifax1@acorncanada.org

ACORN Canada is a national member based community organization with 21 chapters in seven cities across the country.  We have over 102,000 members fighting for social and economic justice. ACORN Canada has a unique approach to community organizing that has led to many important victories over the last ten years.

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