• Présentation du Comité droit au logement / Housing Rights Committee presentation
  • Réduire les délais pour les locataires à la Régie du Logement / Reduce delays for tenants at the Rental Board

At Project Genesis, we often see people living with terrible housing conditions, spending most of their monthly income on rent. Often their landlords respect neither the rights of tenants nor the municipal housing code.

We believe that affordable, quality housing is a basic human right and we work to overcome the various barriers to decent housing faced by low-income households.

To achieve our goals, we work alongside local residents and volunteers who make up our Housing Rights Committee (HRC).

We also work within coalitions with other housing organizations, directly with our local bureaucrats and elected officials, and with the general public.

Together, we fight for more social housing and better recourses for the effective defense of tenants’ rights.

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
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Mark
Albertha
Daren

Issues We’re Working On

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Au Conseil d'arondissement / At a Borough council meeting

Improving application of the housing code

The Housing code is a potentially powerful mechanism to ensure that tenants’ housing rights are respected. In order to be effective, it must be applied more rigorously.
Défendons nos logements sociaux / Preserve social housing

Maintaining federal subsidies for social housing

Federal subsidies to social housing units built before 1994 are scheduled to end soon. Maintaining these subsidies is essential to fighting poverty in the neighbourhood.
Régie du lentement / Régie du lentement

Reducing delays for tenant cases at the Rental Board

Excessively long waiting times for Rental Board hearings create a significant obstacle for tenants who are seeking recourse for problems in their dwellings.
Pour le logement social sur Blue Bonnets / Promoting social housing on Blue Bonnets

Promoting social housing on Blue Bonnets

For the last 20 years, we have been advocating alongside local residents and community organizations for 2,500 social housing units to be built on the Blue Bonnets site.

Our Ongoing Work

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Outreach

We go out into the community, distributing information on tenants’ rights and responsibilities, and referring people to our Individual Services when needed.
Social Housing Workshops

Social Housing Workshops

Our workshops (also known as clinics) are information sessions where we explain the various types of social housing and help people to apply.

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