The report focuses on recent issues that have been particularly significant for tenants across Toronto including repairs, affordability, bed bugs, hoarding and discrimination. It reviews a number of reports on poverty in Toronto, and how socio-economic factors like affordability and gentrification shape neighbourhoods in the city, access to services, and tenant wellbeing. It also addresses recent political issues affecting tenants over the past year at the federal, provincial and municipal levels, including those issues that are shaping the upcoming provincial election in October. Finally, this year, the theme of International Tenants Day is Youth and Housing. To recognize this, a section on youth is included in the report.
The State of The Unit report is being released by the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations as part of International Tenants Month. Go to www.torontotenants.org/itd for more information.