Archive for November, 2013

Rallies will be held in many cities across Canada to support ‘Housing as a Human Right’, which is part of the Pan-Canadian Week of Action for Housing event. The intent is to raise awareness of the crisis faced by thousands of people who are either inadequately housed or are homeless in Canada. Many of these people are the elderly struggling to survive on fixed incomes.

In the GTA, the City of Toronto and Toronto Community Housing are collaborating to seek more long-term and sustainable provincial and federal government funding to close this housing gap. The purpose of this funding is to increase the amount of social housing and also address outstanding social housing capital repairs.

The GTA Housing Gap Campaign rallies are in response to combined efforts by Councillor Ana Bailão (City of Toronto) and Gene Jones  (CEO TCHC) Toronto Community Housing to raise awareness of the housing gap.

Check these links for information on the rallies:

Toronto – November 22, 2013, Pan-Canadian Week of Action for Housing 
(Yonge & Dundas Square) 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Housing as a Human Right http://action4housing.wordpress.com/

Ottawa – November 20, 2012, Close the Housing Gap Rally

It is common knowledge there is a huge backlog of people desperately seeking affordable housing in the GTA.  Adequate and affordable housing is essential for supporting economic development, ending homelessness, and maintaining stable communities in the GTA and across Canada. Striving for a more equitable society will not be so elusive if this housing gap is closed.

1)  The FMTA is inviting all Tenant Association leaders and tenant advocates to a “Tenant Meet and Greet” on November 29th at 1pm!

This is your chance to meet other tenant associations as well as councillors and MPP’s.  The event will be at 644 Sheppard Avenue East (in the tenant Party room).  The building is within walking distance from Bayview Station.  Special thanks to the Bayview Village Place Tenants Association for hosting!
Refer to this flyer:  FMTA-Meet&Greet

2) Support the “Closing The Housing Gap” campaign by signing the petition at this link:
Petition To Close The Housing Gap http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/close-the-gap/social-housing-campaign-petition/


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