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October 22, 2022

The affordable housing crisis continues and individuals and families are being seriously impacted. LAMP and its partners LAHAAG (The Lakeshore affordable Housing Advocacy and Action Group). SEHA (South Etobicoke Housing Affordability), The South Etobicoke CBA (Community Benefits Agreements) and many more local organizations like South Etobicoke Community Legal Services, the Daily Bread Food Bank, and many more organizations are putting affordable housing front and centre as the issue that is creating poverty and poor health, an epidemic. Here are a few upcoming workshops to help people who are struggling. Zoom!

Are you finding it hard to pay the rent? Worried that at some point you will have to move but where to that’s affordable? Back by popular demand LAMP is offering another workshop on how to get onto the Toronto list for rent geared to income affordable housing. If you are renting in the private rental market you have no security from rent increases that can be achieved through above average rent guidelines, rennovations etc. Join us for this informative workshop to help people get secure, rent geared to income housing. Also will talk about housing benefits.#affordablehousing #strugglingtopaythebills #onepaychequeawayfromhomelessness

Please join us on Wednesday Oct. 26 from 6-8pm Lamp Chc to discuss City development in Ward 3 Etobicoke Lakeshore. Food and refreshments will be provided.
Agenda:
Municipal election debrief 6:10-6:45pm
Developers appealing the definition of affordable housing at the Ontario Land Tribunal 6:45-7:15pm
New housing developments planned for South Etobicoke including the Christie Site 7:15pm-7:50pm
Please register at https://lahaagoct26.eventbrite.ca
Looking forward to seeing you there!
*If you would like to attend virtually please reach out.

LAHAAG will be hosting a tenants rights workshop on Wednesday, July 20 sat 7 pm in person at LAMP ! Who do you turn to if you are facing eviction? What do you do if your landlord increases your rent? How do you address repair issues needed in your unit? Meet your neighbours and enjoy light refreshments while calling for action on affordable housing ; rental issues in our community need to be immediately addressed. Register at LAHAAG.eventbrite.ca! For more information, contact info@lahaag.ca or 647-797-8239.

The Etobicoke Lakeshore all candidates meeting organized by the Daily Bread Food Bank and LAMP hosted almost 200 hundred people online and some keen in person residents as well. It was very informative on issues like affordable housing, healthcare and social justice issues. In case you missed it, you can still hear the candidates from the live stream. Thanks to https://www.dailybread.ca/ank for their technical and event support. Live in person at Daily Bread’s amazing space, and via Youtube ⬇️http://youtu.be/aUzejgiBQQU

Interested in affordable housing and what the Ontario parties can do for you? The Lakeshore Affordable Housing Advocacy and Action Group is hosting its project launch HARP this wednesday IN PERSON at LAMP. And they have invited the Etobicoke Lakeshore candidates to speak to the issue. A BBQ and a meet and greet! Come on down on Wednesday May 25, @ 4:30pm – 7 pm on the lawn at LAMP to enjoy hotdogs, and burgers with your neighbours! Play your part to move the decision makers into action around affordable housing. We look forward to seeing you! To register RSVP links (eventbrite and Facebook) https://lahaagprojectlaunch.eventbrite.ca

Affordable housing is a key issue this election. Join us to learn about a program that is available in Manitoba that helps to bridge the gap between income and high market rents. Thursday May 19th at 7 pm on Zoom. Solutions to the affordable housing crisis. For more information contact jasmind@lampchc.org 416 252 6471 ext. 308 #AffordableHousing #housingcrisis #solutions #evictionprevention #housingsupplements #portablehousingsubsidies
Interested in learning more about Co-op Housing options? Join our movement to get more affordable housing in South Etobicoke. Interested in registering for the day session at 2 pm on Monday May 30 ? Here is the link. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/297358115127

An evening information session is being offered as well on Tuesday May 31 th at 7 pm. To register for the evening session at 7 pm on Monday May 31 here is the link https://secoophousing.eventbrite.ca
To register https://secoophousing.eventbrite.ca

Renters in privately owned market buildings are feeling vulnerable to steep rent hikes these days. Already hundreds of rental apartments have been rennovated and the rent has gone up dramatically. Learn about tenants rights, eviction prevention and landlord obligations. LAMP and LAHAAG are offering a new Affordable Housing workshop series on tenants rights, eviction prevention and how to get subsidized housing and other supports and ideas to battle the affordable housing crisis in Toronto. One of the important workshops we are offering on Subsidized Housing in Toronto is coming up Tuesday April 12 at 7 pm . Information shared will include how to get on the list and stay on the list, and portable subsidies. Other interesting workshops coming up: Land trusts a new way to get affordable housing built in your community and another one on new forms of co op housing. Join us and help us to grow the affordable housing movement in South Etobicoke #renters #housingcrisis #affordablehousing #EtobicokeLakeshore #tenants

In case you missed LAHAAG’s recent round table on affordable housing in the daytime here is the recording where there were more than 40 organizations and community leaders. Roundtable #1 ABOVE

The Lack of Affordable Housing is affecting many local families and individuals in our community. Watch our evening round table session above and find out how people are working together to address the affordable housing crisis in South Etobicoke. Roundtable #2

In case you missed our inspiring Land Trust Panel, here is the video recording to share. If you would like more information on our affordable housing work please contact jasmind@lampchc.org

Our Community Needs Your Support

Every little bit helps. You may not think you make much of a difference, but in the words of those who use LAMP CHC’s services:

"Everyday we come to LAMP CHC, life gets a little easier to get back on track. We would have just given up if it wasn’t for them."

Programs & Services

LAMP Community Health Centre

185 Fifth St
Etobicoke, ON M8V 2Z5

Phone
416.252.6471

Fax
416.252.4474

Email
feedback@lampchc.org