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Rent Control Story in the Toronto Star

Our friends at ACTO have been quoted in the Toronto Star this week in a story dealing with the lack of rent control in Ontario. Full story here.

"It's been pretty bad," says Clarke, whose monthly rent is an affordable $832 plus utilities in a neighbourhood where a similar vacant apartment rents for more than twice that amount. "It's crazy, but the more they fight to get me out, the more I try to stay. I refuse to be a victim."

"We will never be able to build enough subsidized housing to meet the need," said Yutaka Dirks, co-chair of the Housing Network of Ontario, a coalition of housing and tenant advocates, anti-poverty activists and non-profit housing providers pushing for a comprehensive, well-funded strategy. "So we have to find a way to address affordability in the private market."

July 22, 2009

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