Did you know that the number of homeless seniors in Toronto doubled between 2009 and 2013? And that at least 10% of the homeless population of Toronto are older adults? CERA is working with seniors across the GTA to identify eviction prevention strategies that work for them. We need to hear from senior tenants and […]Read More Eviction Prevention for Seniors Initiative – Ways to Participate
There was a little bit of good news just before the New Year when the Ontario Liberal government announced $42 million in funding to help municipalities develop and implement their housing and homelessness prevention plans for 2013-2014. The funding will help ease the transition that comes from the elimination of the Community Start-Up and Maintenance […]Read More Finally, Some Good News
If you rent a room in someone’s home and share the kitchen or bathroom with the owner or the owner’s family, you aren’t protected under the Human Rights Code (you aren’t protected under the Residential Tenancies Act either, but that’s a discussion for another blog). It’s a very precarious type of housing. This exception under […]Read More Roomers’ (Non)Rights
The Province of Ontario released its Long Term Affordable Housing Strategy in late 2010. Bill 140, Strong Communities Through Affordable Housing Act, 2011, legislation which has passed 2nd reading and is now before the Legislature at the Comittee on Justice Policy, is the implementing legislation for the Housing Strategy. CERA and the Social Rights Advocacy […]Read More CERA Presents to Legislative Committee on Province’s Long Term Affordable Housing Strategy
Between fiduciary failings, bad press, and the dissolution of its Board, the public housing company has a decidedly cloudy future. Let’s say Mayor Ford clears all the provincial legislative hurdles. Let’s say the city actually privatizes much of the public housing stock. Let’s say the whole enterprise goes belly up. What then? According to current […]Read More What’s Next for Toronto Community Housing Corporation?
Bill C304: A National Housing Strategy They said it couldn’t be done. The Bloc Québécois would never change its mind and support Bill C-304, An Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians, without an exemption and compensation clause. And, without Bloc support for the Bill, it was certain to die on […]Read More Bill C304: A National Housing Strategy