Across Canada, ACORN International chapters are organizing for the right to affordable, living housing with their Healthy Homes campaign.
RECENT ACTIONS AND VICTORIES:
Housing activists are protesting the City of Ottawa’s plan to demolish low-income housing, in order to make way for Stage 3 of its light rail project….Ottawa’s Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) says that would force the mass eviction of up to 300 low-income and working-class families.
“I raised both my Children here”. Peggy Rafter can not afford to leave her home of 30yrs in #ManorVillage to make way for the #LRT .Support by sending an urgent msg 2 the Mayor/Councillors b4 Transportation Committee’s vote on Nov 2: https://t.co/KlNfsiKiiD pic.twitter.com/fvpQJt3KvY— Ottawa ACORN (@OttawaACORN) October 21, 2020
Just under 25 ACORN members showed up at Toronto City Hall yesterday to demand Rent Relief for tenants, to stop COVID evictions. Doug Ford & Justin Trudeau have both failed to do ANYTHING for tenants during this pandemic, ACORN members went down to City Hall to demand Mayor John Tory STEP UP for the 50% of the city that rents.
After winning a motion at the Housing Committee 2 weeks ago, ACORN members turned out to make sure that the full city council voted in support of their demands. After rallying in front of city hall, members marched around the building then snuck up a ramp to let the councillors inside the building know we were there, and watching the vote.
60+ ACORN members from all over Ontario got together online to demand a REAL Rent Freeze from Doug Ford’s Conservative Government. ACORN members joined in from Sudbury to Ottawa, and Kingston to London because Doug Ford’s fake rent freeze was full of loopholes that will actually make things WORSE for tenants!