Campaign News:

McKenney: How we can bring more affordable housing to our city

Catherine McKenney, Ottawa Citizen: Catherine McKenney is running for re-election in Somerset ward. Most agree that everyone should be able to afford to live somewhere safe and affordable. But what we are not hearing enough of in this municipal campaign is details on...

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Reality Check: Mayoral hopefuls weigh in on housing solutions

Megan Stacey, London Free Press: London Council is staring at a $228 million backlog of needed repairs to its public housing stock, a grim reality underlined by unsafe playgrounds cordoned off by caution tape at London-Middlesex Housing Corp. (LMHC) properties this...

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Toronto’s many faces of gentrification

Liam Barrington-Bush, NOW magazine: Gentrification is a beast with countless faces in Toronto. Many of them have shown themselves in Parkdale.  From the selling of rooming houses for conversion into trendy high-end closet spaces, to unaffordable housing planned by...

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Thunder Bay: 4 profiles in homelessness

Heather Kitching, CBC Radio Thunder Bay: CBC Thunder Bay presented an in-depth series on homelessness in the city. Heather Kitching interviewed experts, profiled 4 people experiencing homelessness, and a 5th profile of a person who once was homeless. Read and hear:...

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Attendance shows need for housing help in Chatham-Kent

Elwood Shreve, Chatham Daily News: A first-time housing support services fair held in Chatham on Thursday attracted a large crowd with many hoping to find help to get into better housing. Dominque McKee, a community navigator with Chatham-Kent, who helps people access...

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The missing middle in Toronto’s housing debate

Alex Bozikovic, Globe and Mail: “The city is creating gated communities, closed off to low-income people.” That’s Sarah Climenhaga, the progressive candidate for mayor, and those fiery words capture what could be the most important idea in this Toronto election: that...

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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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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.