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…Read More
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…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
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…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
Rally For STR Regulation!
On Monday, May 17, 2020, at 7 pm, the City of Charlottetown is hosting a public meeting to present the five scenarios suggested by Dr. David Wachsmuth in his report “Short-term rentals in Charlottetown: Market overview, housing impacts, and regulatory modelling.” Everyone at the PEI Fight For Affordable Housing is in favour of Scenario 2:…Read More
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.…Read More