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Toronto's 'living a crisis' in housing and needs to refine what 'affordable' means, ACORN says

Jul 5

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The city of Toronto needs to change how it defines affordable housing so low-income people can afford to live in the city, says a new report from the anti-poverty group ACORN Canada. Right now, the city defines it as at or below the average market rent (AMR).For 2018, that's $1,202 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,426 for a two-bedroom, though the cost is often hundreds of dollars more a month for people who are moving and trying to begin a new lease.

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