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Lecture 4

SWRK 221 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Nimby, National Pan-Hellenic Council


Department
Social Work
Course Code
SWRK 221
Professor
Karen Hetherington
Lecture
4

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Lecture 8
October 28th, 2015
HOUSING
Issues:
Disabilies & access
Access to low income housing
Lack of housing
A'ordability
Rats, mold, bed bugs
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 of Montrealers are tenants
Average rents in Montreal (Fall 2014):
oBachelor: $574 (vs $616 on welfare)
oOne bedroom: $661
oTwo bedrooms: $749 ($908 for the region including Côte-des-Neiges)
oThree bedrooms or more: $932 ($971 for the region including CDN)
Median rent increase between 1981 and 2011 RMR: 200.4% (vs 118.6% increase in
median income)
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Proporon of income City of Montreal tenant households spend on housing:
o40.3% of tenant households (195 170) spend 30% or more
o21.1% (102 480) spend 50% or more
o10.9% (53 030) spend 80% or more
Côte-des-Neiges: 5 060 tenant households spend 80% or more of their income on
housing!
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According to a study done by the Direcon de santé publique, 36% of Montreal homes
with children aged 6 months to 12 years have mould or excessive humidity (38.4% in
CDN)
6% have rats or mice and 4.5% have cockroaches (22.6% of these homes in CDN have
either rodents or cockroaches).
oRental board, city inspecon recourse
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According to the 2011 NHS, 9.5% of Montreal housing units are in need of major repairs
(11.8% in CDN-NDG)
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