Housing Is A Right
Actions for Affordable Housing
Lack of affordable housing is a problem that plagues hundreds of thousands of people across this country. Housing advocacy organizations at the national and community level are organizing and raising their voices demanding that government authorities, regardless of who is in power, have an obligation, a duty to guarantee affordable housing for all.
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now Canada (ACORN) is one such organization. The last week in August it launched its organizing campaign leading up to National Housing Day in November.
ACORN is calling on governments to build and protect affordable housing. ACORN Canada has posted its Housing Platform on its home page and is mobilizing public opinion for affordable housing for all.
At the end of August ACORN held meetings in a number of communities. Actions were held on the August 28/29 weekend in Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary. In BC, ACORN members recently met with the assistant deputy minister for housing after a long campaign demanding his government take the needs of tenants more seriously. In Calgary, ACORN rallied for real change and real affordable housing in East Calgary.
Canadians want change, a new pro-social direction for society that benefits the people and society. By working out our own vision for society and putting our demands into action, we can bring about change that favours the people!