Press release: We’re thrilled to see the Province bend towards reason. We would not have seen any movement on rent control if it were not for the tireless work of our members, tenants across Nova Scotia, and activists who have been fighting for our communities for years – organizing works.
Easily 400 people gathered at the Grand Parade in downtown Halifax to listen to speeches and march on Province House, demanding that the Liberal government enact rent control. That so many people took time out from an exceptionally warm and sunny Saturday to show their support for rent control suggests how urgent the situation has become.
PSA: ACORN is holding a rally tomorrow (SaturdaY) at 2pm on the Grand Parade outside of City Hall to demand the Province enact Rent Control.
“This lady was given a $600 a month increase to her rent. Now I don’t know all the details, but I imagine she’s another renoviction victim. She’s also a single mother.” A shortage of good quality affordable housing has been an urgent problem in towns like Antigonish long before it reached its current peak here in the city of Halifax.
Press release: ACORN is holding a rally on Saturday, November 7th at 2pm on the Grand Parade outside of City Hall to demand the Province enact Rent Control.
Judy Haiven looks at rising rents, renovictions and the shameless landlords who take advantage of a rental crisis.
On Wednesday. October 28th, ACORN will be holding actions in nine cities across the country calling out the Federal Government’s affordable internet program. ACORN will be highlighting that low participation rates in the much publicized Connecting Families Program means very few low-income families actually are benefiting from the program. Further, ACORN will be showing that during a global pandemic its campaign for that and $10 Internet for low-income families is increasingly needed.
Just prior to a municipal election, ACORN Nova Scotia took to the plaza in front of the Halifax Central Library last Saturday to mobilize support for a comprehensive landlord licensing program. Stephen Wentzell reports.
A rental or landlord registry in Halifax is slowly, very slowly, becoming a reality, but housing activists argue that the proposed regulations should be much stronger.
PSA: David, his two children, his mother, and brother are all facing eviction at the end of October as their landlord James Mielnik and property manager Gillian Ansell have chosen not to renew their fixed-term lease.