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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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  • Cost of a School Day Report Release

    Cost of a School Day Report Release

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    The hidden costs of public education disproportionately affect low-income students and make it difficult to fully participate in the school experience. Our new report, prepared by the SPRC and education advocate Judith Bishop, reveals some of the upfront and unseen expenses faced by students, from clothing and food, to school supplies, to trips and activities. The key findings and recommendations …

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  • Hamilton Centre Candidates Meeting

    Hamilton Centre Candidates Meeting

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    Join us on Tuesday October 15, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:30pm to meet Federal candidates of major parties and discuss climate change, income inequality and affordable housing.  

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  • TRAINING TRUSTED INTERMEDIARIES CREATES A RIPPLE EFFECT OF GOOD INFORMATION IN THE COMMUNITY

    TRAINING TRUSTED INTERMEDIARIES CREATES A RIPPLE EFFECT OF GOOD INFORMATION IN THE COMMUNITY

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    For many new Canadians, having affordable, stable housing is vital to their successful transition to Canada. Displacement due to gentrification can threaten that essential foundation. “Some landlords don’t act in good faith. And, as many tenants simply don’t have the knowledge or tools to advocate for themselves, they often just leave when asked to and …

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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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  • 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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