Friday, February 11, 2011

Housing action heats up in Regina

By Trish Elliott 
Act Up in Sask
Tuesday, 08 February 2011

The Regina Tenant’s Association is gathering steam. At a meeting Feb. 2, the group established a working structure and identified the following objectives:

* Promote solutions for tenants
* Increase awareness of tenant and landlord rights, responsibilities and obligations
* Provide educational materials for tenants and homelessness
* Advocate and assist Regina residents facing housing challenges

They have an email address ( ) and a website is on the way. The next meeting is March 9, 7 p.m. at the United Way office.

In other housing-related news, the Homeless Individuals and Families Information System has released a report titled Tracking the Tears: Homelessness in Regina. The report notes growing concern over the number of inadequately housed young families . “Despite strides in building and upgrading capacity of sheltering sites, it has become clear that we can no longer manage homeless through services - affordable housing must become part of the equation,” the authors state. Tracking the Tears is available at

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