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.

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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

  • Tenants Unite, Webinar #1: We Can Win
    On Thursday, January 28th, the PEI Fight for Affordable Housing hosted its first tenant organizing webinar. The webinar featured speakers…
  • Reclaiming our Communities
    Before the holidays the P.E.I. Fight for Affordable Housing (PEIFAH) received another call from a tenant being renovicted. The tenant asked for anonymity, due to fear of not being able to find an apartment if landlords identify them as someone who speaks up.

Issues

Public Investment

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.

Inclusionary Zoning

We call upon all municipalities to make changes to their by-laws to require developers to assure 25% of units are affordable and accessible.

Rental Registry

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.

Housing for Everyone

Members of PEI People First have been involved in the Fight for Affordable Housing from the beginning. People First is a self-advocacy group that sticks up for the rights of adults with intellectual disabilities and creates awareness of the issues they face.

Short Term Rentals

We ask to reclaim our residential neighbourhoods for our neighbours and families, rather than become filled with commercial properties.