Too many families in our community are struggling to choose between buying groceries and paying their rent. According to the Halifax Housing Needs Assessment, about 1 in 4 households spent more than 30% of their income on housing, while another 12% spends more than 50% of their income on housing. *
Dartmouth needs more affordable housing.
Solidarity Halifax is calling on the city to ensure affordable housing for all communities by introducing:
- municipal rent controls
- inclusionary zoning to ensure that all new housing developments include affordable, family-sized housing
- landlord licensing to ensure that all rental buildings are proactively inspected and meet basic, minimum standards.