We believe housing is a right, not a privilege. It cannot be treated as a commodity to be governed by market forces. All people deserve safe, affordable and accessible homes. All levels of government have a role to play in ensuring its citizens have access to a healthy and sustainable way of life in their own communities.
What we’re advocating for
We will be a voice for the tenant community, continue to build the tenant movement, and do our utmost to represent our collective needs to government. Holding them to account on their policy decisions. Below are some of the policies we’re fighting for.
Up Front News
- Have your voice heard!The Government on PEI is in the process of collecting feedback and input from tenants and landlords on a second draft of the Residential Tenancy Act. Feedback is due by January 14, 2021. The PEI Fight for Affordable Housing submitted feedback on behalf of tenants during the initial phase of consultation back in 2020 when the first draft of the Residential Tenancy Act was released.
- Federal Party Housing PlatformsWith the election fast approaching, we thought we would do our best to compile the four main party housing platforms. Firstly, we want to state as a non-partisan grassroots group, we will not be indicating support for any particular party. As you will read, only one party platform speaks to preserving existing public housing and creating new public or non-market housing. This is very alarming as public housing is vital to addressing the housing crisis.
We ask that federal programs for social housing be expanded, and that all levels of government follow the lead of other provinces by creating local social housing projects.
We call upon all municipalities to make changes to their by-laws to require developers to assure 25% of units are affordable and accessible.
We need an open-to-the-public rent registry to be built to provide Island residents the information they require to make proper choices when looking for a an apartment to rent.
Tenant/Landlord dispute protocols
We ask that improved protocols and enforcement are put into place to assist tenants in holding landlords accountable for their negligence.