On June 28, I was one of several delegations to city council asking for increased funding for rent supplements. These are powerful tools that provide greater affordability for renter households where they currently reside.

In the Peterborough area, there are 2,640 renter households who spend more than half of their total household income on their housing and housing-related costs. This is housing poverty. My research shows that some of these households will spend as much as 90 per cent of total income for their housing.