The City of Charlottetown is hosting a public meeting on May 17 at 7pm at the Confederation Centre of the Arts to discuss the 5 regulatory scenarios proposed by Dr. David Wachsmuth in his extensive report on Short-Term Rentals (STR). Now is the time to voice your opinions and concerns on the 5 scenarios. The PEIFAH strongly back the second scenario (click to learn more). We need your presence and participation at this very important meeting.
What you can do to help?
Sign our petition telling The Mayor, City Council, The Planning Committee, and Planning Staff you support Scenario 2.
Email your officials to let them know why you think Scenario 2 is the best option to choose.
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
- “Facts” & Truths About Short-Term Rentals in CharlottetownBelow is a speech written and presented by Ainsley Kendrick at the May 17, 2020 “Rally for STR Regulation” at…
- The Reality of Renting in CharlottetownBelow is a speech written and presented by Claire Byrne at the May 17, 2020 “Rally for STR Regulation” at…
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.