New Projects with Indigenous Partners to Break the Cycle of Poverty Across Ontario

Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic and Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) will receive support to improve access to safe and nutritious food, good jobs, and better housing through the Local Poverty Reduction Fund.

Posted:
December 13, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Tenant fighting to get back $3,200 after finding cockroaches, mould on move-in day

Farima Mohseni has filed two applications with the Landlord and Tenant Board against the landlord, Wynn Group of Companies.

Posted:
December 12, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Agencies helping tenants amid eviction notices

Agencies in Belleville, including the Community Advocacy and Legal Centre (CALC), are trying to relocate vulnerable tenants who have been evicted pending a planned major renovation.

Posted:
December 12, 2017
Article source:
Belleville Intelligencer

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 8 December 2017

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

Posted:
December 08, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Ontario Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Access Affordable Housing

Survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking will now have access to a subsidy, or portable housing benefit, that will provide faster access to housing.

Posted:
December 06, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Advocate for Protections for Vulnerable Ontarians

Bill 135 would set rules for privately operated Supportive Living Accommodations (SLAs) and increase protections to prevent mistreatment of vulnerable high-risk adults and seniors.

Posted:
December 05, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Project for Interclinic Community Organizing (OPICCO)

Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario: On Responding to Airbnb

Airbnb enables a shadow economy of absentee landlords and want-to-be property managers who turn residential housing stock into full-time ghost hotels: ACTO blog post.

Posted:
December 05, 2017
Article source:
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 1 December 2017

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

Posted:
December 01, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Ready and Waiting: it's time for a rights-based housing strategy in Canada

A rights-based approach must set targets and timelines based on human rights obligations; the government must report on success and progress; and they must genuinely engage first voices – input from people who have experienced homelessness and insecure housing.

Posted:
November 28, 2017
Article source:
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)

Disagreement on legal remedies for ongoing bad tenant problem

Advocates for landlords and tenants alike have no problem recognizing these frauds as an ongoing blight. What they can't agree on is how to deal with them.

Posted:
November 22, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily