New Act Lets Tenants Down

PEI Fight for Affordable Housing  Nov. 17 2022 A new act governing residential tenancy has been tabled in the Legislative Assembly and the PEI Fight for Affordable Housing (PEIFAH) is calling on legislators to amend the act with stronger protections for tenants’ rights. PEIFAH made 27 suggestions to protect tenants’ rights. The tabled act includes…

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PEIFAH – Summary of 27 recommendations for change to the second draft Residential Tenancy Act.

These recommendations include an end to renovictions, caps on rent increases above the guideline, consideration of tenants’ incomes in rent increase calculation and new rights for tenants to get repairs done including a provincial maintenance standards by-laws enforced by neutral, trained, property standards inspectors. PEI Fight for Affordable HousingKey Recommendations for the Draft Residential Tenancy…

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IRAC Rent Increase a Cruel Calculation

September 23, 2022 The PEI Fight for Affordable Housing (PEIFAH) calls the rent increase guidelines for 2023 published by IRAC on Wednesday a cruel calculation whereby those in our communities who are already the hardest hit by inflation will also cover the increased costs of landlords. Daniel Cousins, a PEIFAH member says “We know that…

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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 from Nova Scotia ACORN, Parkdale Organize, and the Vancouver Tenant Union. Each organization shared stories about the problems their communities faced — evictions, rent increases, disrepair, gentrification — and how they solved them through organizing.…

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