More about widespread heating issues at Greystone Drive public housing units in Spryfield, and the Housing Authority’s apparent inability to fix it once and for all. “Maybe nobody cares because we are not as well off as everybody else. That’s almost how I feel,” one of the affected tenants says.
It took contractors working for the Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority 36 hours to restore heat in a 6-unit building in the Greystone Drive area in Spryfield. The Housing Authority blames the high winds of the January “weather bomb” for causing the furnace problems. Problem with that response is that it wasn’t windy when the furnace died.
It is terribly important that we support the few people in Nova Scotia who are on welfare and/or live in public housing who speak out publicly about the conditions they face, not only for what they have to tell us, but also for the simple act of saying it. They are examples and inspirations, what they do is crucial. Jodi Brown is one of these people, and this Weekend’s Video is about her unexpected encounter with both welfare and public housing. One day you have a job, then you get sick, next thing you have $56 grocery money for an entire month.
Tenants of social housing in Spryfield and elsewhere are tired of waiting for repairs, and are resuming their countdown to a full blown rent strike. Liberal MLA Brendan Maguire is offering his full support to the group that issued the strike call.
Tired of waiting for repairs and tired of promises, public housing tenants in Spryfield and elsewhere are talking about a rent strike.
Photos taken in and around public housing units in the Greystone Drive area during the last few weeks. All these units are currently occupied. Things have been like this for very long times.
Tenants of Metro Regional Housing in Spryfield are taking charge. They are planning a store, a laundromat, a rec program, and much more. They also want to keep the pressure on their landlord to finally deal with a huge rodent infestation and units in continual disrepair.
You’re right, we’re doing a pretty lousy job taking care of public housing tenants, the general manager of the Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority told a group of unhappy Spryfield residents. A follow-up on our last story.
A terrible mice infestation turned tenants’ lives into a nightmare. The landlord, the Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority, isn’t really dealing with the problem.