Kanosha Derry says she just wants her kids to be able to sleep through the night without worrying about mice running across their beds.

Derry and her four children, including Deh’ziah who has Spina bifida and needs a wheelchair, have lived in a Halifax apartment on Charles Street for the past two years – but recent rent hikes have her worried she won’t be able to stay much longer, and with a lack of affordable four or five bedroom units in the area she says she’s left with nowhere to turn.

“They’re building so many condos and townhouses, they’re not building anything that’s affordable anywhere else …