The podcast project “Un toit, un droit” (One roof, one right) entails the production of a series of eight podcast episodes on the housing sector, with a particular focus on the social and community housing sector. The series will be hosted and produced by tenants of non-profit, low-income and co-op housing, with the support of a coordinator. Knowledge is power: the podcast aims to amplify tenant voices and strengthen the tenancy movement in Montérégie and Estrie, in Quebec, in addition to connecting tenants and elected officials, and raise their awareness to the challenges experienced by tenants as well as the barriers encountered in their community involvement.
Realizing the right to housing of racialized tenants in Montreal is key for building better cities. ACORN’s outreach model, using door-to-door and promoting tenant involvement through working groups, is unique and has proven its effectiveness through the identification of fundamental issues that tenants face on a regular basis. Collective work enables solutions to be put in place and guarantees a deep commitment from the latter. This model is particularly fruitful for highlighting the issues affecting the most vulnerable tenants and for developing their leadership in establishing solutions.