June 20th, 2024

NDP’s Stiles and Gretzky call for more affordable housing options in Essex County amidst cost-hike in mobile-home communities

WINDSOR – Marit Stiles, Ontario NDP Leader, and Windsor West MPP, Lisa Gretzky, joined growing calls to address the dwindling supply of affordable housing in Essex County as even the leases for land on mobile home have become less affordable:

“The need for affordable housing has never been higher, and we are seeing it right here in Essex County,” said Stiles. “So many people are struggling to find housing and need affordable options wherever they can find it. An NDP government would create Homes Ontario, an agency that gets our province back in the business of building truly affordable homes, bring back rent control, and treat this crisis with the urgency it needs.”

“Essex County is facing a dire need for more affordable homes, and these residents and their reality is being ignored by a government that is sitting idle,” said Gretzky. “We know the government took away rent control for these homes, and that is why we are seeing more and more people priced out of these communities. People across Essex have been sounding the alarm for months, it's time to see some action from the province and their Conservative MPP.”