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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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.

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We at PEI Fight for Affordable Housing have been advocating for the City of Charlottetown for an owner-occupied bylaw for short term rentals. A recent presentation given by the City has highlighted some areas of concern that make it clear that commercial short term rentals (STRs) are adding pressures to the housing crisis: 635 STR…

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I stand with the primary residence short-term rental operators who are supplementing their income, and paying off their mortgage by renting out their home with tourists.  They are providing the “Charlottetown experience,” while not putting pressure on our residential housing supply. Sharing, caring about the community and being welcoming has always been the Island way.…

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