For the past ten years, the housing crisis that has hit Verdun has been extremely violent. Rents are imploding; the most precarious households are forced to leave the neighborhood, and the number of evictions is getting worse. As a result, we are making strong complaints to the borough, in order to protect the most vulnerable tenants. We want a ban on all permits leading to an eviction and the establishment of concrete regulations that protect our citizens.
At the federal and provincial level, we are engaged with two main partners. First, the Popular Action Front in Urban Redevelopment (FRAPRU) which fights for the creation of a greater quantity of social housing, the improvement of those already existing, and increased protection of the rights of tenants. Then, we are also involved with the Regroupement des Comités Logements et Associations de Locataires du Québec (RCLALQ) which is mobilizing for rent control and for tenant justice. With these two groups, we are organizing demonstrations and actions throughout Quebec to make our voices heard and support our recommendations.
We want each tenant to be fully aware of their rights in order to be better protected and to support the fight against the housing crisis. As a result, we organize workshops on various subjects such as the increase in rents, the concept of leases or even evictions. We have also set up a mobilization committee that meets monthly to identify effective means and actions to protect our neighborhood. Join us!