Declare a Housing State of Emergency in London

The following is from the London Regional Social Forum:

The London Regional Social Forum requests the City of London declare a state of emergency related to housing.

  • The average rent increased by 36.9 % in the last year
  • There is a 1 % vacancy rate.
  • 6236 families and individuals are on a waitlist for social housing
  • Over 2000 people are experiencing homelessness in London
  • London Cares reports a 68 % increase in their interactions with the homeless in the last year
  • Frontline workers are burnt out and on the brink of collapse
  • 57 people have died on the streets in the last year

Declaring a state of emergency can allow the city to access resources from the provincial and federal governments that can help avoid more deaths and suffering in the City of London.

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