Housing

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) confronted government today with the situations of two of her constituents, both seniors, both being forced to deal with the housing crisis created by years of government neglect.

 

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please! The hon. the Member for St. John's Centre.

MS ROGERS: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says it is well past time for the province to take the lead in developing affordable housing for senior citizens; she points to the model of another province where all three levels of government are involved in alleviating the crisis.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s Centre.

MS ROGERS:Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Because of the province-wide housing crisis, seniors across the Province are living in fear of the next rent increase or need to downsize, but cannot, because there is nowhere affordable to go.

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) wants to know what has happened to a review of the province’s Residential Tenancies Act. The review wrapped up public hearings and submissions more than nine months ago.

 

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) has written a letter to Premier Dunderdale imploring her to raise housing issues at the Council of the Federation meetings taking place this week.

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John's Centre) says it’s good to finally see a study of homelessness across the province. However, she says, the study will miss a large group of people affected by the current housing crisis.

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is outraged that a government program which helps lower income homeowners reduce energy costs has used up its entire annual allocation just 28 business days after it started accepting applications for this year. The Residential Energy Efficiency Program was cut by 50 per cent in Budget 2013.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s Centre.

MS ROGERS: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says that while families in the province are desperate for affordable housing, the provincial government is breaking an election promise that would have helped working families own homes – and slashing a program that helps low-income people reduce their heating bills.

 

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