News in Housing Law
Sprinkler systems will be mandatory in all seniors' homes under new rules coming later this week, says Premier Kathleen Wynne.
The Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association's campaign, Housing Opens Doors, has launched. Visit the website, ring the bell, and help raise awareness of affordable housing.
The Residential Tenancies Act sets out tenant protections for all rental units across Ontario, but rent control provisions only apply to buildings occupied before Nov. 1, 1991.
Toronto's ombudsman says a program meant to provide affordable services for the city's poor let tenants down by breaking promises and charging steep rents.
Date Monday, May 6, 2013
Time 7 p.m.
Place Mississauga Valley Community Centre, Program Room 1, 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd., Mississauga
Contact Mississauga Community Legal Services
Registration www.dipikadamerla.ca under "events" or phone 905-238-1751
MCLS and MPP Dipika Damerla host this FREE housing information session on the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, and the Landlord and Tenant Board process.
Date Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Time 1:30 p.m. EDT
Place Life*Spin, 866 Dundas Street East, London
When is the landlord responsible for repairs and when are you? Get the facts at this workshop presented by Life*Spin in London.
The focus of this issue of the HRLSC newsletter is accommodation, in employment, housing, and services.
"We don't need another housing-homelessness plan, we need housing," says activist Deb O'Connor. And Teresa Williams of Northumberland CLC says, "Incomes aren't high enough to afford the rents."
Date Thursday, October 24, 2013; registration opens June 3, 2013
Time 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Place Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto
Contact Tessy Thomson
Registration for this event opens June 3rd, 2013.