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Resident faces ‘revitalization’ of community housing

Tanisha Pessoa is anxious and frustrated. For a year, she’s wondered if she will soon be forced to move out of her social housing unit in Allenbury Gardens.

“What will I do when I can’t afford the cost of living in my new home?” she asked. “The thought of being displaced because they’re building condos that cost more than my rent, worries me.”

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Decision to sell over 700 TCHC homes held off until September

Amtol Ahmed, a mother of two, received notice last July that her family may soon have to move as their home of 10 years, owned by the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), may be sold. “Why [would] the government give [us] a house if they’re going to sell it five to 10 years later?” she says.