As the shortage of affordable housing grows in the city and elsewhere in Quebec there were good news for the residents of Park-Extension who rent. The City of Montreal is launching an awareness campaign to equip tenants to defend their rights.
Through a radio advertising campaign, social media, 211 and 311 services as well as proactive communications with all housing partners, the Ville de Montréal wishes to inform tenants of their rights as well as the resources to their disposal. In the context of low housing availability, inflation, rent increases and growing demand for housing due to the resumption of post-pandemic activities, the protection of tenants and respect for the right housing are crucial.
“The return of post-pandemic activity and inflation are putting additional pressure on tenants, who are increasingly being hit by the affordability crisis affecting Quebec. Informing Montreal tenants of their rights is an essential step in helping them protect their quality of life and preserve the affordability of the metropolis. Our administration will continue to deploy unprecedented initiatives to protect Montreal’s rental stock and its affordability. Accelerating the construction of social and affordable housing is a priority that we are discussing with the Government of Quebec, an essential partner in the protection of tenants,” said Benoit Dorais, head of housing and vice-president of the executive committee.
To deal with the affordability crisis, which is affecting more and more households, the City of Montreal reiterates the need to accelerate the construction of social and affordable housing and to protect existing affordable housing. It will continue to work with the Government of Quebec to this end.
Resources for tenants
It is important to call on tenant assistance organizations such as
Regrouping of housing committees and tenant associations of Quebec: 514 521-7114;
Popular Action Front in Urban Redevelopment (FRAPRU): 514 522-1010;
These organizations will be able to inform and, if necessary, support tenants in their efforts