NDP Housing spokesperson Lisa Roberts on the affordable housing crisis. “We hear regularly from people who are facing rent hikes in the hundreds of dollars.”
Three separate tenants are all hit with huge rent increases that go in effect in March. They’re on welfare, they’re friends, and there’s no way they can afford to stay. “this is also a story that illustrates how the life of an income assistance recipient can at any time take a turn for the worse,” writes Kendall.
For many Nova Scotians renting an apartment in the community they call home is becoming very challenging. The Nova Scotia NDP is pushing for rent control, Airbnb regulation and rules that will make apartment hunting a little easier.
Kendall Worth meets with MLA Lisa Roberts to talk about high rents, Airbnb, rent control and people losing their homes. Also, there’s a petition you can download.
Kendall Worth meets with Dartmouth North MLA Susan Leblanc to talk about special needs allowances and housing.
Kendall Worth with a follow up on an earlier story about a family pushed out of their home and the neighborhood they love because of a huge rent increase.
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.
Lots of rented homes and apartments in Nova Scotia need major repairs. That’s what occupants of these homes told Statistics Canada. We have the numbers and we have the maps.
I couldn’t attend last week’s Nova Scotia ACORN community meeting, but the results of their tenants survey presents some interesting (and rather shocking) findings. From cold-only showers to garbage in the common areas, from too cold in winter to too hot in summer, here are the reasons why we need landlord licensing.
After a successful community meeting in Dartmouth Nova Scotia ACORN is launching a province wide online survey on rental housing conditions and landlords. It needs the data to pressure municipalities on landlord licensing and the province on rent control.