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.
Residential Tenancy Act Draft
We call on all tenants and community members to provide input towards the draft Residential Tenancy Act. We have outlined our submission with support for various changes, and suggestions on how to strengthen tenant protections.
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.Learn More
We call upon all municipalities to make changes to their by-laws to require developers to assure 25% of units are affordable and accessible.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Short Term Rentals
We ask to reclaim our residential neighbourhoods for our neighbours and families, rather than become filled with commercial properties.Learn More