✔️ Rawlson King

Endorsement Quote: "I wholeheartedly endorse the "Starts With Home" campaign because the City of Ottawa requires exponential investment in housing geared to both moderate-income and vulnerable communities to address the crisis in housing affordability."

1. Stop the Loss ✔️Tenants Protections: "I support the creation of a comprehensive policy to address renovictions and demovictions. I was proud to secure a memorandum of understanding in Rideau-Rockcliffe concerning redevelopment in Manor Park during the last Term of Council that will safeguard tenants against displacement." ✔️Housing Acquisition: "More investments are needed in new innovative practices, policies and strategies to rapidly expand the creation of community-led affordable housing."
2. Create More ✔️Inclusionary Zoning: "While I voted in favor of the inclusionary zoning policy that was proposed by City staff in the last Term of Council, I believe that the framework will need to be strengthened to aggressively create an adequate amount of affordable rental housing for both moderate-income and vulnerable households." ✔️Increased Budget: "I believe a multi-fold increase in funding is necessary to address the 12,000 person housing registry wait list in Ottawa. The City should employ a culturally responsive approach to housing services and supports for the Indigenous community."
3. Preserve the Quality ✔️Landlord Licensing: "I support landlord licensing, similar to that operated in the City of Toronto. In 2019, I seconded and supported a failed motion at Council that would have introduced a landlord registry. I continue to believe we need a landlord licensing system that would include yearly inspections, increased enforcement and better repair standards." ✔️Ombudsperson: "I would support the establishment of an independent Housing Ombudsperson to protect and advance housing as a human right. I would also support the provincial assignment of responsibility to that independent official to resolve disputes involving the tenants and leaseholders of social landlords (local housing agencies, co-operatives, and non-profit housing providers)."

Link to website: www.rawlsonking.ca

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