Taking Place on Friday, September 24th at 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. in Niagara Falls, Ontario
Address: 6746 Morrison Street, Niagara Falls, ON. MPP Wayne Gates office is in this strip-mall. Parking is available across the street beside LA Fitness.
A Call-Out to All of Us from the Niagara Activist Network and Housing Now Niagara
Posted September 14th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
Schedule of Events:
-Street protest (please bring your own signs or artwork if you can) housing hand outs will be provided.
-All are welcome to bring their creativity to this demonstration, be it songs, poetry, dance, or artwork. We will be recording people’s personal housing testimonials, participants are invited to share their struggles and offer solutions.
-We will ask for your input on the preparation of a letter of demands that we will present to all three levels of government.
-Closing with a circle of solidarity for homeless people and those struggling with housing
Thousands across the Niagara Region are without a place to call home. The housing market has become financialized due to a lack of market regulation and rent control, resulting in a crisis based on wealth inequality.
Affordable housing is defined as 30% of household income. All citizens must be granted this right over an achievable time-frame This will require investment in non-market housing strategies (co-operative, non-profit, public/social), while addressing ecological and climate justice on all future projects.
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works (OW) rates have remained stagnant for years. Financial supports must be raised to match the cost of living and housing allowances match market rental rates.
We ask our government to declare housing as a human right and take immediate action to implement policies as a reflection of this commitment.
Please contact your government representatives and express your concerns for affordable housing for all. Everyone has a right to a housing secure future.
Mayor Jim Diodati and Niagara Falls City Council: firstname.lastname@example.org
Niagara Regional Council: email@example.com
Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates: firstname.lastname@example.org
MPP Merrilee Fullerton:
Niagara Falls MP Tony Baldinelli:
Ontario Premier Doug Ford: email@example.com
COVID PROTOCOLS: Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be available on site. We will ask that all participants social distance to ensure health and safety.
Niagara Activist Network – Link for this – https://www.facebook.com/events/132901882353194/?ref=newsfeed
Event by Housing Now Niagara
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