A singe mom on income assistance faces a huge rent increase and may have to leave the neighborhood she likes and the city where she has a support system. A common story! Kendall Worth reports.
Rooming houses are disappearing in Halifax, and negative media coverage of this crucial type of affordable housing has contributed to its disappearance, says professor Jill Grant.
The Disability Rights Coalition is seeking to appeal a Human Rights Board of Inquiry decision that found that people with intellectual disabilities face no systemic discrimination in terns of housing needs.
Kendall Worth gives us an update on a young woman he wrote about earlier. Thankfully the harassment by a fellow tenant has stopped, but she lost some of her income assistance benefits. If we had a guaranteed basic income none of this would have happened, writes Kendall.
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.
Nova Scotia landlords openly flout the law and families with children suffer the consequences. And nobody within the provincial bureaucracy seems to give a damn.
Nobody wants illegal rooming houses, but not every arrangement where people live communally is a rooming house. One such household in Dartmouth North has been told by the city that they are exceeding the allowed number of boarders, and that one of the residents has to leave.
Roving reporter and anti-poverty advocate Jodi Brown meets up with Crystal, a public housing tenant in Halifax who has a sad and way too common story to tell about public housing waiting lists.
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.
Poverty activist and frequent contributor Kendall Worth writes about several couples who weren’t receiving the full shelter allowance they were entitled to, how it was discovered, and how it was fixed. News you can use.