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Public Housing Tenants Protest Poor Living Conditions

by ACORN NS


April 5, 2016

Media Advisory – Public Housing Tenants Protest Poor Living Conditions

Halifax, N.S. - Tenants living in public housing managed by the Metro Regional Housing Authority have been living in slum conditions with bedbugs, mice, mold, asbestos, and more.  

A recent article published today in the Nova Scotia Advocate highlights many of the conditions experienced by MRHA tenants:

http://nsadvocate.org/2016/04/05/mice-everywhere-spryfield-public-housing-tenants-fight-government-inaction/

On Thursday, April 7th at 2pm tenants from Spryfield, Dartmouth, and Halifax will be coming together to protest the poor living conditions. They will be delivering a letter demanding a meeting with the regional manager of MRHA, Janet Burt-Gerrans.

What: Picket
Time: 2:15pm
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016
Where: MRHA Office – MacDonald Building – 2131 Gottingen St, Halifax.
Who: ACORN Nova Scotia

 

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For more information contact:

Gabriel Enxuga – NS Lead Organizer
novascotia@acorncanada.org
(902) 266 2956

What is ACORN Nova Scotia?

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Nova Scotia is the local office of ACORN Canada – a national indepdent organization of low and moderate income families. We have over 80,000 members organized into twenty neighborhood chapters in nine cities across Canada. We believe that social and economic justice can best be achieved with a national active membership who are invested in their organization and focused on building power for change.

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