Downtown apartment tenants ‘don’t want to leave’ amid rent hikes, renos

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Tenants of 181 John St. N. and 192 Hughson St. N. rail against poor conditions at meeting

Furious residents of two downtown apartment towers voiced their outrage Thursday night about the deteriorating conditions of their buildings and the property management company they claim is trying to force them out.

 Some 60 residents of the 181 John St. N. and 192 Hughson St. N. apartments attended the public meeting on Thursday night at the Beasley Community Centre. 

The event, organized by the Hamilton Social Planning and Research Council, was held to give building tenants some guidance about what to do as the property management company — Toronto-based Greenwin Inc. — tries to move people out ahead of major renovations.

 Community organizer Brandon Braithwaite calls the company’s push to terminate leases a “hard sell” and said the company appears to be moving fast with the goal of overwhelming tenants, many of whom are new immigrants, people with disabilities or those living in poverty.

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Article and image source: CBC Hamilton

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