Kendall Worth tackles the stigma of disability and poverty, especially when dealing with landlords who don’t understand the first thing about the realities of income assistance.
ACORN Nova Scotia asked municipal candidates in North End Halifax, Dartmouth East, Dartmouth Centre and Spryfield where they stand on issues that matter to people who live in poverty. Things like affordable housing, slum landlords, and pay day loan sharks. Here are their responses.
Some excellent points were made at a well-attended press conference organized by low income people in the North End on the topic of poverty and the municipal election. It fell a bit on deaf ears, though, as just one reporter and one municipal candidate made an appearance.
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.
Some questions ACORN Nova Scotia suggests you should ask as you chat with municipal candidates this Fall.
North End condos are standing empty. These same condos are pushing long time residents out of their neighborhood. Acorn Nova Scotia says, why not rent them out for a rent people can afford?
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.
The government walking away from Bloomfield is a disastrous blow to affordable housing. North End gentrification will continue unabated.