Our friends at Somerset West Community Health just released a report on Rooming Houses in Ottawa. The statistics are shocking:
- 70% of rooming house residents use food banks
- 82% of residents report bed bugs
- residents report issues with pests, lack of garbage removal, aggression from landlords, substance abuse problems and more
Our catchment area contains 13 rooming houses which means that a lot of our neighbours are suffering.
Read the whole report here.