Gimme Shelter! Demonstration To Bring Awareness To The Housing Crisis In Niagara.

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:

Niagara Regional Council:

Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates:

MPP Merrilee Fullerton:

Niagara Falls MP Tony Baldinelli:

Ontario Premier Doug Ford:

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
Event bHousing Now Niagara

NIAGARA AT LARGE Encourages You To Join The Conversation By Sharing Your Views On This Post In The Space Following The Bernie Sanders Quote Below.

“A Politician Thinks Of The Next Election. A Leader Thinks Of The Next Generation.” – Bernie Sanders


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