As the global public health crisis of COVID-19 continues to cause closures within Prince Edward Island, we are asking that the province commit to an immediate moratorium on evictions and delays with previous issued orders of eviction.   The safety and security of all residents should be prioritized during times of emergency. Proceeding with hearings at…

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We at PEI Fight for Affordable Housing have been advocating for the City of Charlottetown for an owner-occupied bylaw for short term rentals. A recent presentation given by the City has highlighted some areas of concern that make it clear that commercial short term rentals (STRs) are adding pressures to the housing crisis: 635 STR…

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I stand with the primary residence short-term rental operators who are supplementing their income, and paying off their mortgage by renting out their home with tourists.  They are providing the “Charlottetown experience,” while not putting pressure on our residential housing supply. Sharing, caring about the community and being welcoming has always been the Island way.…

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We are disappointed to learn that there have been further delays in the creation and adaptation of short term rental regulations that protect housing supply and affordability within the City of Charlottetown. Since 2018, the City has spent time deflecting responsibility to act on this topic to the Province, who inspects and registers all vacation…

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