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Women’s Housing Takeover

June 2nd, 2007     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

An important housing action is taking place tomorrow in Toronto, organized by the Women Against Poverty Collective (WPAC).

According to the WPAC’s website, “Low income women are forced to raise their children in unsafe neighbourhoods where apartments are often overcrowded, in need of major repairs, and vermin infested. Poverty, lack of housing and fear of losing their children to child protection agencies are among the biggest concerns of women living with violence who want to leave.”

After a rally and march, the group will occupy one of the hundreds of empty and unused buildings in this city, buildings that are often sold by the city to developers to turn into high-priced condos rather than transforming them into affordable housing. WPAC is demanding housing that is women-controlled, safe and accessible.

Details: WHAT: March, Rally and Takeover of Abandoned Building WHEN: Sunday, June 3rd, 12 Noon WHERE: Cawthra Park (Just north of 519 Church Street)

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