The secretive sale of the former Bloomfield Centre shows once again that stopping gentrification and creating affordable housing is not a priority in this city, or indeed, this province.
PSA: Nova Scotia ACORN has published a guide to tell renters that if your rent went up by more than 2% since September 1st your landlord may owe you money.
Please join us in remembering and honouring those who have lost their lives while experiencing homelessness and poverty.
The decision by front line workers at the Out of the Cold Community Association to unionize is mostly about making sure that the current positive working conditions continue, and maybe to offer a bit of an example to care sector workers elsewhere who aren’t as fortunate.
Olivia Katz on the challenges she and other poor people faced long before we even heard of Covid. “These are not recent discoveries, Stephen McNeil knows all of this, he just doesn’t care. These outcomes are a matter of policy, his policy.”
Tenants of Harbour View Towers rallied outside the lobby of the large apartment complex on Brunswick Street in Halifax. They were there to draw attention to a lack of heat and several other issues that their landlord CAPREIT has so far not addressed.
Wayne Desmond: “Something that is not often talked about are tenancy disputes and discriminatory practices carried out by landlords here in Nova Scotia. This continues to be one of Nova Scotia’s best kept secrets.”
PSA: We are aware that what we are doing is not a solution to the housing crisis in our city nor it is a solution to homelessness, that said we would rather build safe, secure shelters using our limited resources than leave fellow community members to die outside in the cold this winter.
With homelessness numbers in HRM at alarmingly high rates a group of anonymous volunteers has decided it’s time to act. They are building small structures for people experiencing homelessness.
Adsum for Women and Children: “As we all brace ourselves to respond to the second wave of the pandemic, we are asking you to consider making a gift to support our work. It means more than you will ever know.”