Affordable Housing Crisis Solutions

Previous Island Governments have not invested enough in building, acquiring, owning and managing housing across the market. This has left housing to the private sector to operate without sufficient checks and balances.

There has not been an adequate review of the Rental of Residential Properties Act to balance the rights of owners and tenants. This leaves tenants too vulnerable.

The NDP wants the government to invest in building, owning and managing housing across all needs from single unattached individuals to couples and families. This would also address physical and financial accessibility.

The NDP believes that we need to strengthen tenants’ rights. This should be the core reference when the Act comes up for review.

The NDP wants to see the short-term rental market regulated to give more protection to long-term tenants; and the creation of a housing bank that can keep properties in the long-term rental market permanently.

Joe Byrne

Joe Byrne

Here on PEI, Joe has worked on numerous social programs in rural communities. He has done field work on issues faced by university and college students, has been Director of Youth Ministry, and has also coordinated pastoral planning for the diocese. He remains active in the Latin American Mission Program, and is President of the Cooper Institute, a grass-roots collective for community development. He also counts among his volunteer and community work Charlottetown Abbies soccer, church Youth and Music ministries, Voluntary Resource Council, Peace Vigil Group, Atlantic Council for International Cooperation, Canada World Youth, and Katimavik hosting. He keeps up his interaction with young people as a part-time instructor for the Abegweit Driving School. All of this, he does in addition to his work in the NDP. His vast array of church and community experiences have helped him cultivate his skills in communication, organization, and consensus building, and also brought him the joy of forming hundreds of friendships.

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