A shortage of decent and affordable rental housing means tens of thousands of households are faced with unaffordable rents or unsuitable housing that is unsafe, unhealthy or has too many people in too small a space.
Over 31,000 local households are paying so much of their monthly income on rent that they are one paycheque away from homelessness.
Everyone is affected – students, seniors, new immigrants, single-parent families and more. The rental shortage is especially hard on families with annual income below $50,000.
A good supply of decent and affordable rental housing is essential for the wellbeing of those with low-to-moderate incomes.
Renters Speak Up is intended to bring attention to our region’s rental housing shortage, to understand the true impacts on renters and to demonstrate broad support for senior government action to stimulate construction of affordable rental housing.
Rental Housing Supply Coalition Platform and Membership
RentersSpeakUp.org is part of a broad campaign to push for senior government action to stimulate new construction of rental units
Help us put a face on the region’s shortage of affordable rentals.