Updated March 30, 2020
The following are some resources available for tenants during he Covid-19 crisis.
- The FMTA is keeping track of tenant and housing related service needs in the City of Toronto daily.
- The FMTA is also keeping a running list of various campaigns that have been set up to help renters
- Joel Roberts (a PhD candidate at York University) has put together a form letter that tenants can use if they can't pay their rent.
- Public Health Toronto has released cleaning guidelines for all residential buildings in the City of Toronto
- Steps To Justice (a legal education site) has specific information for renters for those who can't pay rent, foreign students and those worried about eviction in Ontario
- Community partners have put together a letter you can send to a landlord if you're concerned about a landlord entering and contaminating your unit (Note: please seek legal advice before using this letter to ensure you're not at risk of eviction from denying your landlord entry). The Province has also released new recommended guidelines on unit entry.
- Tenants looking to promote the nightly 7:30pm call to support healthcare workers can download and share a poster
- The Akelius Tenant Network has drafted letters to both landlords and the government outlining their concerns - other associations can use these as guides. Talk to our Tenant Organizer to learn about forming a tenant association in your building today.