MUST-SEE TV COVERAGE OF HOW EXPIRING AGREEMENTS THREATEN CO-OP MEMBERS
Global National News aired a feature story yesterday (January 22) about the threat faced by thousands of vulnerable households when federal operating agreements with housing co-ops expire.
Krystyl Randall, a member of Wingale Housing Co-operative (a Section 95 co-op in Ottawa) shared her fears of what will happen if she loses her subsidy after her co-op’s federal operating agreement ends. A link to Krystal’s extended interview is provided in the web version of the Global National report.
“There are a lot of people out there like me who need this,” she said. “It’s not a luxury, it’s not something that people should be complaining about or grumbling because their tax money is going to this. It’s something people need, because if we don’t have it, there’s nothing for us. We are living on the street.”
The story also quotes CHF Canada Executive Director Nicholas Gazzard, federal Minister of State for Social Development, Candice Bergen, and Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Linda Jeffrey.
TELL YOUR STORY: HELP FIX THE CO-OP HOUSING CRUNCH
Do you have a personal story like Krystyl’s? Or do you serve on a housing co-op board concerned about your expiring operating agreement and what it will mean for the vulnerable members in your community?
CHF Canada is looking for people who can put a human face on the issue of expiring federal operating agreements, and raise awareness with politicians, media and others.
If you have a story you’re willing to tell, please contact CHF Canada’s Government Relations Coordinator David Granovsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.800.465.2752 ext 222.