Valérie Plante addresses the increase in renovictions in Montreal
Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante has addressed the trend known as renoviction — the eviction of tenants (specifically renters) on the grounds that a large-scale renovation is planned. News broke yesterday that renters in a Papineau high-rise (pictured above) are protesting an impending seven-month displacement that they were notified about only a week ago, the latest in a long series of renovictions in the city.
“There is an increase in ‘renovictions’ and frankly, I find that immoral. Our administration is increasing the regulations to protect tenants, but there is still a lot to be done, and we must work together.”–Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montreal
On constate une hausse des «rénovictions» et franchement, je trouve ça immoral. Notre administration multiplie les règlements pour protéger les locataires, mais il reste beaucoup à faire, et il faut collaborer. #polmtl https://t.co/w8kb3nkqtN pic.twitter.com/fSV4MSswYi— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) April 7, 2021
Mayor Valérie Plante has addressed the increase in renovictions in Montreal
In an interview with La Presse, Mayor Plante mentioned that she believes the new regulations for a mixed metropolis will at least help create more affordable housing in Montreal, which would help victims of renoviction. The mixed metropolis plan forces real estate developers to integrate 20% of social housing and 20% of affordable housing in their new projects.
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