T4SH at City Hall for the release of Ombudsman’s Report

T4SH members at City Council (June 12, 2013) for the release of the Ombudsman's report "Housing At Risk"
T4SH members at City Council (June 12, 2013) for the release of the Ombudsman’s report “Housing At Risk”

Tenants put in a full day at City Hall on June 12, 2013 to be present for the release of the Ombudsman’s Report, “Housing at Risk,” which details the TCHC’s systematic and unfair practice of evicting vulnerable tenants from social housing.

The Toronto Star reported the following update from the meeting, which continues on Thursday June 13, 2013:

To the chagrin of its chief executive officer, the Toronto Community Housing Corp. may be asked by council to inform the city’s ombudsman whenever a senior is facing eviction for unpaid rent.

Councillor Josh Matlow made the proposal during council’s Wednesday debate on ombudsman Fiona Crean’s investigation into the TCHC’s treatment of seniors who have rent arrears.

According to the Star, the Ombudsman Fiona Crean would be “delighted” to have this oversight. Gene Jones, the CEO of TCHC was not pleased with the idea.

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