With the eviction moratorium widely expected to end on July 1st, thousands of Nova Scotia households may face eviction for rent arrears or other reasons. Both Dalhousie Legal Aid and ACORN Nova Scotia are raising the alarm and proposing solutions.
COVID-19 PHONE-IN ACTION FOR AFFORDABLE INTERNET, TUESDAY, APRIL 21.
In Halifax, ACORN is calling on EastLink, Bell and Rogers to stop Internet cut-offs and agree to provide Internet at no cost to people in need during COVID-19.
s COVID-19 cases rise, hundreds of underhoused Nova Scotians are unable to practice social distancing. Nova Scotia ACORN is calling on the City of Halifax to open up empty hotel rooms to people in need of proper housing during the pandemic.
Press release: ACORN and allies are ramping up their campaign for a rent freeze and eviction ban during the COVID-19 Epidemic with a Phone-In Action after getting thousands of signatures on their petition.
Bell’s affordable internet program is only for families who receive the child tax credit. This is not enough to bridge the digital divide! This Wednesday July 10th, ACORN members and allies will participate in a rally to urge Bell to bridge the digital divide by offering all low-income individuals $10/month internet.
News release: 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.
This Saturday at 12 noon ACORN members and allies will launch a mock food drive to support EastLink’s Bragg family, who last month claimed to be too small a company to provide low-cost internet to low-income Nova Scotians. The patriarch of the Bragg family, John Bragg, has reported wealth of 1.3 Billion dollars.
Activist and talented photographer Jodi Brown went to the rally by unhappy Metcap Living tenants of a large apartment building on 15 Kennedy Drive, in Dartmouth. Here are her photos and her report.
In this video citizen-reporter and poverty activist Jodi Brown meets up with Sarah, a young woman who was in a bad spot when she asked Community Services for help. After stays in a shelter and hotel, Sarah now lives in a North Dartmouth apartment building, and deals with leaking roofs and all kinds of other building troubles. Landlord Metcap Living is in no apparent hurry to fix it.
News release issued by ACORN Nova Scotia: Tenants of 15 Kennedy Drive, and other allies, are rallying outside the Metcap-owned apartment on Friday to demand that the building manager and superintendents show tenants more respect.