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ACORN Tenants Union holding rally and tenant speak-out for Landlord Accountability

ACORN is holding a tenant speak-out at the Central Library one week ahead of the election to urge city council to adopt a comprehensive Landlord Licensing program.

For Release, October 10th, 2020.

Contact Sydnee Blum for more information and to speak with tenants and ACORN spokespeople:

(Halifax, NS)  The city of Halifax needs to commit to passing a comprehensive Landlord Licensing system that would make ignoring work orders, pest problems, and health and safety issues illegal. The current proposed registration system doesn’t go far enough to make the changes tenants need to see!

Tenants are tired of dealing with landlords that are neglecting their units – we’re calling on the city to enact a proactive system to hold landlords accountable and keep units up to standard!

What: Tenant Speak-Out and Rally for Better Housing

Where: Outside Halifax Central Library

When: Saturday, October 10th at 1pm

A week before the election, join us and tenants from across the HRM to rally to put the pressure on city council to step up for tenants, and to speak out against predatory landlords and property management companies.

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For more details, tenant testimonials, and to speak with ACORN spokespeople contact Halifax organizer Sydnee Blum at

“Nova Scotia ACORN is an independent organization and tenants union of low- and moderate-income people fighting for affordable housing, a living wage, and better communities across Nova Scotia.”