Next Stop: City Hall!

JOIN TENANTS FOR SOCIAL HOUSING AT CITY HALL ON NOVEMBER 1 AND NOVEMBER 29/30 AND SAY NO TO THE SALE OF OUR HOMES AND DESTRUCTION OF OUR COMMUNITIES!

On October 21, 2011, the Toronto Community Housing Board voted in favour of selling off over 1,000 homes across the City. In a vote that only saw the two tenant Board members vote against the sale of our homes, it became quite clear that this decision was made well in advance of the today.

Although the outcome wasn’t what we hoped for, the unity and support that was at Toronto Community Housing yesterday was remarkable! We saw three rooms at TCHC filled with tenants ready to depute and share their stories.

Tenants were supported by a number of friends including Councillor Fletcher, Councillor Cho, Councillor Layton, Councillor Vaughan and Councillor Davis, along with other supporters including legal clinics, housing providers, social service agencies and concerned citizens, all of whom called on TCHC to stop the sale of homes.

Alternatives to the sale were provided, but unfortunately ignored.

Although we lost the vote at TCHC, WE STILL HAVE HOPE. We now take our fight to City Hall! This recommendation from the TCHC Board now has to go to City Hall for approval and then the Province for final sign off.  This means we’ve got two more opportunities to stop TCHC from forcing families from their homes.

PLEASE JOIN TENANTS FOR SOCIAL HOUSING AT THESE CITY HALL ON:
November 1, 2011 – City Executive Committee meeting (sign up to make a deputation by emailing exc@toronto.ca or calling 416-392-6627)
November 29/30, 2011 – City Council meeting

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CITY COUNCILLOR AND THE MAYOR TODAY.
Let them know that you do not support the sale of any homes in Toronto Community Housing and ask them to vote against this report when it comes to Council (click http://app.toronto.ca/wards/jsp/wards.jsp to find your Councillor).  Please make sure to .cc Tenants for Social Housing at socialhousingtenants@gmail.com.

To get involved in the campaign, email socialhousingtenants@gmail.com or leave a message at 416-694-5900.

Click here to check out: MEDIA REPORTS OF THE EVENT

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