Friday, October 2, 2009

Rental Housing Shortages to Start in Ontario on October 5

Will Coincide with Release of Barb Hall's policy on human rights and rental housing.

Press release information as follows:

On Monday, October 5, 2009, Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall will release a policy on human rights and rental housing. The policy, a first of its kind in Canada, is the result of a two-year research and consultation process that included tenants, housing providers and decision-makers.

On releasing its consultation report in 2008, the Commission committed to create a policy on human rights issues in the area of rental housing. The new policy provides tenants and housing providers with information on rights and obligations under the Code. It will also serve to help government and other responsible institutions and service providers address discrimination, and improve equal access to adequate rental housing for all Ontarians.

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