Lowering the house/basement Rent in Brampton/GTA Area

Lowering the house/basement Rent in Brampton/GTA Area

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Amit Batra started this petition to Patrick Brown

There is a housing crisis in Ontario. People are suffering. People are worried. People are turning to Provincial systems for help. We are scared about being homeless now. Are you one of those people?

Did you know that there are 185,000 families on the housing waitlist? The average housing waitlist is 8 years long. There are more people on the waitlist for affordable housing then there are living in affordable housing for example.

The Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association estimates that Ontario’s social housing stock has a $2.6 billion capital repair backlog, and the Ontario government won't help? In Toronto, for example, thousands of families may lose their homes due to a lack of funding for social housing repairs. Toronto Community Housing plans to close 1000 units in 2018 as a result of a lack of funding for repairs. That's more then 1000 people who will end up on the streets because THE GOVERNMENT DID NOT MAINTAIN THEIR PROPERTIES.

Rental rates are VERY unreasonable. The average one bedroom unit is $1600-$1800 plus utilities, a 2 bedroom is $1700-$2000 plus utilities, 3 bedrooms are $2400-$3000 plus utilities. How can a family afford that? How does someone beginning their adult life make a start? How does a senior on a limited pension survive?

Many people are downsizing based on the rental costs because they are so in-affordable but now Landlords won't rent to people based on unit size & number of people. Example, family of 4(1 adult, 3 children) moving into a 2 bedroom unit. Children get rooms, parent sleeps on couch. Landlords are saying that's to many people, to much wear and tear. Where is someone supposed to go if that's all they can afford?

The information required to secure a rental is out of this world! It's to the point it is invading on your personal privacy. You have to expose every aspect of yourself and life in the hopes! of securing a rental. Photo's of your current rental/past rental, multiple landlord references going back as far as 3 landlords, bank statements being copies of your personal bank account, character references, Credit Score that a Landlord HAS access to but we have to pay for it as it can't be more then 30 days old. That gets so costly having to garner reports month after month. Especially when it takes on average a year now to find a rental. Employment Letter, proof of your debt load, pets. T4's, a copy of your tax return. Pre Application, Application, interviews. I have even seen Landlords request formal presentations! A hundred families vying for one unit is normal now. The Landlord now has this personal information for over a hundred people!? How do we know our information is secure and not ending up in fraudulent hands? I am understanding some info is required but the level it's being taken to now crosses a line.

Doug Ford is ENDING RENT CONTROL IN ALL OF ONTARIO on all newly built units. The Government says it will encourage more developers to build affordable housing but with no rates in place, who will be able to afford these new units?

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