Campaign News:

Reality Check: Mayoral hopefuls weigh in on housing solutions

Megan Stacey, London Free Press: London city council is staring down a $228 million backlog in needed repairs to its public housing stock, a grim reality underlined by unsafe playgrounds cordoned off by caution tape at London and Middlesex Housing Corp. (LMHC)...

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Northumberland residents ‘desperate’ for housing

Sarah Hyatt, Northumberland News: For about the past year-and-a-half, Elayne Dempster, 42, has been searching for appropriate housing for her and her young son. “I’m in desperate need of a two-bedroom apartment,” says the Cobourg resident, whose son is almost two...

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Homelessness in city and county a ‘huge issue’

Laura Broadley, St. Thomas Times-Journal: About 20 per cent of St. Thomas and Elgin County’s homeless population are youth between the ages of 16 and 24, according to results of a survey conducted by social services. The results were presented to city council by...

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Hamilton’s affordable housing housing landscape shifting

Teviah Moro, Hamilton Spectator: To pull into 41 Reid Ave. S. in Hamilton's east end is to travel back in time. The single-storey apartments with their green-felt decks resemble a 1950s-era motel. The three brick arms of the 16-unit complex off Queenston Road embrace...

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Toronto failing on affordable housing, Board of Trade says

Jeff Gray, Globe and Mail. The City of Toronto’s efforts to turn its own surplus land into affordable housing have stalled despite the creation of a special agency meant to consolidate and sell some of the city’s massive real estate portfolio, a new report from the...

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OPEN THE DOOR TO CO-OP HOUSING

Many low- and middle-income households in Ontario are feeling the squeeze in the housing market. Co-ops are part of the solution. We need all levels of government to come to the table to fix the affordable housing squeeze.

WE CALL ON ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT TO OPEN THE DOOR TO CO-OP HOUSING.