Calgary renters rally for affordable housing

Calgary renters are rallying for more affordable housing options as part of a nationwide movement against corporate landlords. This movement, led by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), is in response to the increasing average monthly cost of a one bedroom apartment in the city, which has jumped 13% since 2022. ACORN hopes to introduce corporate regulations for affordable housing ownership by delivering 400 tenant testimonials to the Canada Housing and Mortage Corporation (CMHC) and Liberal MP’s offices across the country. Meanwhile, Calgary City Council is scheduled to explore the future of its affordable housing model on Tuesday.

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