Posts by PEI Fight for Affordable Housing
Residential Tenancy Act Continues to Disappoint
The PEI Fight for Affordable Housing is disappointed in the actions of all parties bringing the Residential Tenancy Act through third reading. This act is replacing 30 year old legislation and presents the government with the opportunity to provide tenants with the security and affordability they have been demanding. Instead, as it stands, the legislation…Read More
PEIFAH Submission to Government on 2nd draft Residential Tenancy Act. January 2022
INTRODUCTION Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on the Government of PEI’s second draft of a new Residential Tenancy Act (RTA). The PEI Fight for Affordable Housing is a grassroots organization which grew out of tenant concern with widespread eviction, rising rents and loss of place in the community which reached a boiling…Read More
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.Read More
Federal Party Housing Platforms
With 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.Read More
Behind closed doors – 18 short term rental owners lawyer up in effort to pressure Charlottetown city council
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (06/21/2021) PEI Fight For Affordable Housing81 Prince Street, Charlottetownhousingpei@gmail.com902 894 4573 Charlottetown, PEI – On June 14, 2021, the Mayor of Charlottetown and all 10 City Councillors received an email from D. Spencer Campbell at Stewart McKelvey on behalf of 18 commercial short-term rental (STR) operators on Prince Edward Island. Attached to…Read More
The Reality of Renting in Charlottetown
Below is a speech written and presented by Claire Byrne at the May 17, 2020 “Rally for STR Regulation” at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown I am a Ward 4 resident and have lived in downtown Charlottetown for the majority of my life. This gives 2 decades’ worth of stories on the…Read More
Your Voice Matters! Speak Out in Support of STR regulatory Scenario 2
Below is a speech written and presented by Rosalind Waters at the May 17, 2020 “Rally for STR Regulation” at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown Scenario #4 is not balanced. It is the choice to develop our City on behalf of one narrow interest – that of commercial short-term rental operators. Under…Read More