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  • Homeless campers product of ‘out-of-control’ Hamilton housing market

    Homeless campers product of ‘out-of-control’ Hamilton housing market

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    Clusters of homeless people camped on the edge of the rail trail east of the Wentworth stairs are a curiosity for passing cyclists and dog walkers. But the escarpment squatters are also seen by some as a symptom of a rental market that’s increasingly out of reach for the city’s poorest residents. The summer has …

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  • Tenants protest rent increases in East Hamilton

    Tenants protest rent increases in East Hamilton

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    More than 100 people living at the Stoney Creek Towers in East Hamilton were protesting today saying their landlord plans to increase rent by 10 percent over the next two years. A move that would force a number of the tenants out and on to the streets. The protest group has more than doubled since …

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  • The cost of rent is rising fast in Toronto’s neighbouring cities

    The cost of rent is rising fast in Toronto’s neighbouring cities

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    High rents aren’t just a Toronto problem. Pricey monthly payments, a feature of downtown living, are leaking into the suburbs and beyond, experts say. For a one-bedroom in Barrie, according to PadMapper in May 2018: $1,380 a month. In Oshawa, you’ll pay about $1,130. In Kitchener: $1,100, and in Hamilton: $1,060. And those rents are increasing, fast. …

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  • Report shows rental market “out of control”

    Report shows rental market “out of control”

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    The number of landlords trying to evict tenants through applications to the local Landlord and Tenant Board office jumped by 95 per cent from 2010 to 2016. Over the same six-year period, the Ontario-wide increase of landlords making an L2 application — the next step if tenants contest the form used to evict them — …

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  • More support needed to address women’s homelessness in Hamilton

    More support needed to address women’s homelessness in Hamilton

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    Despite an increase in funding, the crisis continues, a new report shows Supporting Our Sisters saved Tamara Hinds’ life. Without her son and help from the wraparound program for women experiencing homelessness, the 47-year-old said she “wouldn’t be here” today. “Literally — not just homeless,” she told a Spectator editorial board meeting Monday. Hinds, who …

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  • Making Ontario safer for kids and teens

    Making Ontario safer for kids and teens

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    Increase in age of protection is just one step in extending services to more young people, says Rocco Gizzarelli When does a child become an adult? As anyone who has experience with teenagers will know, 16- and 17-year-olds are in transition, often exhibiting maturity and independence, but not yet ready for the demands and expectations …

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