People across the country are calling on their governments – provincial and federal – to put a freeze on rent payments. Government support for renters so far has been minimal at best.

The emergency funds announced by the federal government were promising, but they won’t make it in time for April 1st. With rent day right around the corner, here is what some Canadians had to say:

Rent is due in roughly a week for millions of Canadians. Many have warned that, without a rent freeze, this could be a disastrous time for a whole lot of households.

Some have taken the calls even further – urging the government to act to stop all evictions and foreclosures as well as rent, mortgage, and debt payments.

So far, some provincial governments have put a temporary halt on evictions. There was also the announcement of mortgage payment deferrals last week, but new emerging details show the deferrals aren’t such a great deal.  

It’s clear Canadians – especially renters – feel blindsided by the lack of support when it comes to housing. The good news is our governments have not ruled out the possibility of future support.

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