ACORN Canada released a report on the state of renters in the country and the impacts COVID-19 is having on them. ACORN surveyed over 1000 members and highlights four call to actions for the provincial and federal government to implement:
Rent subsidies to ensure no tenant is paying more than 30% of their income in rent.
Rent freeze – no rent increases during the crisis.
Rent control, including vacancy control, now and going forward.
Ban on eviction notices and preventative action to make sure renters aren’t just evicted as soon as the crisis is over.