WHEREAS the federal government of Canada has stated a policy to implement an annual renters’ rebate program, and

WHEREAS/strong>, if a tenant moves, this renters’ rebate program is portable to their new location, and

WHEREAS/strong> support for tenant’s housing expenses with a rent rebate would provide support to the many renters who pay more than 30% of their gross income for rent, and

WHEREAS/strong> renters may find it difficult to also pay for utilities, phone, food, and medicine costs,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED/strong> that the National Pensioners Federation urge the federal government to ensure the speedy implementation of the National Housing Strategy portable annual renters’ rebate program.

Submitted by COSCO of B C