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The Fight for Affordable Housing: Reclaiming our Communities

Thursday, October 25th at 6:30 pm at the PEI Farm Centre

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A chance to share ideas about what we can do, together to press for the changes so that every person has a decent, safe and affordable home.

The Fight for Affordable Housing: Reclaiming our Communities will take place on Thursday, October 25th at 6:30 pm at the PEI Farm Centre.

We know there’s a critical lack of affordable housing, across the province and that it affects many, many people.

We think it’s time to give people a chance to share their ideas about what we can do, together, at the grassroots level, to press for the changes that are needed to make sure that every person has a decent, safe and affordable home in whichever community they choose to live in.

We’ll hear from people in the community who are concerned about affordable housing and who have spent a lot of time thinking about how to move forward, as a community.

Rosalind Waters will talk about provincial, national and municipal housing policies and strategies, and the impact of gentrification, making cities and towns unaffordable for people on modest incomes, while others make money.

Aimee Power will provide an analysis of short-term rentals and the long-term effects on communities and the housing supply.

Pamela Detlor will speak about her experience, mobilizing her community when long-term tenants of the Heritage Trailer Park in Summerside were evicted from their homes, at great cost and with few options to relocate.

This will be a participatory event, with group discussions following the panel presentation. We think it’s important that people have a chance to take part in a conversation and hear from one another so that we can join our voices together and work together to reclaim our communities.