Tenants at a Hamilton apartment building are fighting for their affordable units after they say their landlord illegally denied them their right to move back in following renovations.
It’s an example of how cities are “bleeding” affordable housing, which researcher Steve Pomeroy says is happening in Hamilton. Tenants are evicted or move out and their units are then rented at a significantly higher price, far faster than new affordable units are being built.
For every affordable unit Hamilton builds, it’s losing 29 affordable units to market forces, said Pomeroy.
Herman van der Meiden is one of the tenant losing out. He was evicted at the end of July from
Help Support the Work of WNews
This story was originally published on CBC News. To read the rest of this news worthy story, please visit https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/hamilton-tenants-affordable-units-1.6796324?cmp=rss.