FMTA News

FMTA Appeals to City Budget Officers to Save the Tenant Defence Fund

“This cut is about a quarter of our budget. So what do we cut? Is it hotline services? One-on-one consultants with tenants? ... Language and translation?” -Effie Vlachoyannacos, Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations Board of Directors

 

Canadian Pensioners Concerned Appeals to City to Save Tenant Defence Fund

A representative of Canadian Pensioners Concerned appeared before the City of Toronto's budget committee pleading to have the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations spared from planned cuts in the 2011 budget.

Toronto Star: A litany of beefs and pleas

Published On Wed Jan 19 2011

Daniel Dale and Paul Moloney Urban Affairs Reporters

 

Rabble Story on the Tenant Defense Fund Cuts

Tenants' advocacy groups face possible $100,000 funding cut

Read the whole story here: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/johnbon/2011/01/tenants%E2%80%99-advocac...

"Tenants Catch Break With Lowest Hike Ever": January 2011

 

The Tillsonburg News:Tenants catch break with lowest hike ever By ANTONELLA ARTUSO, QMI Agency

 

Ontario renters will catch an election-year break, with the lowest allowable rent hike in the 35-year history of rent control.

Ontario Ombudsman's Office Calls for Improvements in Toronto's Property Standards Department: Nov. 2010

A recent report from the Ontario Ombudsman’s Office proposes positive changes to how MLS (Property Standards) complaints are dealt with. Read on to find out more about how this may impact all Toronto tenants.

"Rent cut coming for thousands of T.O. tenants": TORONTO SUN, Dec. 10, 2010

 

FMTA's Executive Director talks to the Toronto Sun about Automatic Rent Reductions.

Add Your Name to the FMTA Agent List!!!

Are you a licensed paralegal or lawyer?  Interested in helping tenants fight Above Guideline Increases at the Landlord and Tenant Board?

The FMTA's Outreach and Organizing team is looking to your add name to our Agent List!

FMTA Helps Tenant Get Building Audited

155 Springhurst building

The FMTA has recently helped a tenant get maintenance done on their building through the help of Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC) and the City's Municipal Licensing and Standards Municipal Residential Audit Building (MRAB) Program.

Landlord-aid company boss, exposed by FMTA, guilty on 11 charges

Last year the FMTA was instrumental in exposing Jennifer Rose Smith, head of Toronto-based Landlord Source Centre, for breaching the privacy of over 1400 tenants on-line.  Ms.

More City Councillor Housing Survey Results

Unfortunately the FMTA did not receive all of the Municipal Election Housing Surveys by the deadline, so we were unable to include all of the candidates' responses.  Attached you will find the answers and grades of candidates who sent in their surveys after our report card deadline.