The 2017 Federal Budget and Income Security

The Income Security Advocacy Centre says the federal Budget announced on March 22 does very little to address the poverty and income inequality that Canadians are experiencing right now.

Posted:
March 24, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 24 March 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
March 24, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Housing 'the Largest Single Commitment' in Morneau's Budget

The National Housing Fund will prioritize support for seniors, Indigenous Peoples, domestic violence survivors, persons with disabilities including mental health and addiction issues, and veterans.

Posted:
March 23, 2017
Article source:
The Tyee

Tenants getting a tax break in Hamilton

Hamilton normally charges multi-residential properties 2.74 times higher rates than single-family homes and this is passed on to tenants through their rents.

Posted:
March 21, 2017
Article source:
CATCH (Citizens at City Hall)

Apply rent controls on newer buildings: Editorial

MPP Peter Tabuns will introduce a bill to close a loophole that exempts landlords who own units in buildings constructed after 1991 from rent-control guidelines.

Posted:
March 20, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

A portable housing benefit could ease our homeless crisis

The National Housing Collaborative proposes a subsidy paid directly to tenants who cannot afford rent.

Posted:
March 20, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 17 March 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
March 17, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Rental housing squeeze leaving racialized renters out in the cold in the GTA

Toronto's housing bubble has created a landlord's market, to the disadvantage in particular of Black renters.

Posted:
March 17, 2017
Article source:
NOW

Ontario housing minister vows to boost rent control after CBC Toronto tenancy series

The Ontario housing minister vows that the province will soon unveil new "rental controls" to address the skyrocketing cost to lease a home in and around Toronto.

Posted:
March 17, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

'Eviction by another name': tenants protest rent increases by Parkdale landlord

Cole Webber, a worker at Parkdale Community Legal Services, says the bigger issue is the displacement of working class and immigrant tenants from Parkdale.

Posted:
March 16, 2017
Article source:
Yahoo News