Check out Jodi Brown’s video for a glimpse into the horrible living conditions faced by two seniors both in their late sixties who live in a public housing unit in Halifax.
Barry Walters’ rent in a public housing apartment building for seniors went up from $285 per month when he first move in in late 2015, to a whopping $812 today. It”s all the Feds’ fault, says Housing Nova Scotia. Well, that’ doesn’t really help me, Walters says.
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.
This excellent 2013 documentary by Kimberly Smith portrays 14 people in Kings County, in the Annappolis Valey, who struggle to make ends meet. Government as a support is mostly absent.
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.