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  • Out of Control Rental Housing Report

    Out of Control Rental Housing Report

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    Housing affordability for tenants has reached crisis levels in Hamilton and other Ontario communities. With less than a week left in the provincial election campaign, all political parties need to let voters know what they will do to address the rental housing crisis. The SPRC’s newest report Out of Control: Ontario’s acute rental housing crisis …

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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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  • The Women’s Housing Planning Collaborative Research Showcase and Video Screening

    The Women’s Housing Planning Collaborative Research Showcase and Video Screening

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    The Women’s Housing Planning Collaborative invites you to our research showcase and video screening! Thursday, April 19 2:00 PM Good Shepherd Women’s Services – 30 Pearl Street North Learn about what we found out from our research project with 70 women experiencing chronic homelessness in Hamilton View the project video and women’s art-work Give your …

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  • LGBTQ+ Positive Space Training

    LGBTQ+ Positive Space Training

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    The United Way Halton & Hamilton is sponsoring LGBTQ Positive Space Training for Youth Serving Agencies sponsored by the UWHH. The training is offered by Deirdre Pike, Senior Social Planner, at the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton. TRAINING MODULE DATES AND TIMES: The training module takes place over two 2-hour sessions and participants receive …

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