Ontario has an affordable housing crisis and many renters are suffering extreme stress and hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The stress of fighting a no-fault eviction forces many tenants out of their homes without a fair fight or fair compensation. Once evicted, renters are often pushed out of their communities because of sky-high rents. This puts tenants at risk of dislocation, housing unaffordability, mental health stress and homelessness.
If passed, MPP Jessica Bell’s private member's bill, Protecting Renters from Illegal Evictions Act, will protect tenants by:
- Increasing government enforcement of eviction laws
- Granting tenants more compensation if evicted due to no fault of their own
- Protection from illegal evictions by bringing in real fines for landlords who illegally evict
We have a right to live in affordable and safe homes.