FMTA News

2016 Federal Budget Boosts Funding for Affordable Housing

People who provide and advocate for affordable housing have been positive about the

Racist Landlords Are Making Toronto's Housing Crisis Worse

From budget cuts to gentrification to a dismally inadequate shelter system that leaves many homeless people exposed to fatal temperatures in the winter months, Toronto's housing market is in

Shining a light on Leases:Ten Important Tips for Tenants

Tenants often fall victim to misleading clauses and language in leases and are taken advantage of by landlords. This article provides ten useful tips as well as a summary of beneficial resources to get more information.

Ontario Government Proposes Transformative Changes to the Housing and Homelessness System

Ontario is introducing a suite of legislative and policy measures, and investing $178 million over three years, to ensure that the people of Ontario have access to affordable and adequate housing.

Un Raises Concern Over Canada's Persistent Housing Crisis

Right to Housing Coalition at Finance Minister Bill Morneau's Office

Affordable housing activists are applauding the United Nations for giving Canada “a boot in the butt” for failing to live up to its international obligations to protect vulnerable Canadians.

Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Abuse in Ontario Can Now Break Leases More Easily

As part of a sweeping bill passed by the Liberal government to combat sexual violence in the province, it is now possible for tenants who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence to just give 28 days’ notice to their landlords in order to break the lease.

Tenants awarded $30,000 over vulgar posters

In what is being described as a landmark ruling, the Human Rights Tribunal awarded $30,000 to several members of a Scarborough co-operative. The ruling stems from complaints about offensive posters targeting numerous members of the co-op, including some with disabilities.

Tenants' Advocates Decry Proposal to Privatize Ontario Evictions

The province is considering a proposal to privatize evictions, either by creating a quasi-independent non-profit or approving a list of designated contractors.

Rough Rentals

Juggling limited means and a desire to live close to campus, students often find themselves marginalized in the rental market. As housing prices soar, the possibility of homeownership is slipping away from many students after graduation.

Syrian Refugees Face Discrimination, Barriers to Housing

Syrian refugees, after having made the long journey to Canada, continue to face barriers to accessing appropriate housing. There is widespread discrimination: landlords routinely ask for several months of rent upfront believing that refugees get a lump sum amount from the government.