Aug 18 - 2021

Rebroadcast: Alyssa Brierley Fights for the Right for Affordable Housing

The 905er

About the Episode

[First broadcast on January 19th 2021]

Alyssa Brierley, Executive Director of the Centre for Equality Rights in Accomodation, joins us to discuss the waves of evictions that have been happening in Ontario since the summer under the auspices of the Landlord and Tenant Board, despite assurances earlier in the year about protections for tenants in financial difficulties because of the pandemic. These evictions are carried out via an online video process that places many tenants at a strong disadvantage.

Then we go on to discuss the wider issue of affordable housing, why housing affordability has become such a large problem in the 905 region, and what possible solutions to provide a supply of affordable housing might be.

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