$1.8 Million Tenant Allocation Day broadcast on CBC Radio News
Toronto Community Housing tenants representing 164,000 tenants - six per cent of Toronto's population - did what no other tenants in North America have an opportunity to do: They decided how their landlord will spend $1.8 million in capital repair money in their homes and neighbourhoods based on tenant priorities.
The decisions took place at Toronto Community Housing's $1.8 Million Tenant Allocation Day at the North York Civic Centre on Saturday, April 5th. As part of the day, tenant representatives from each of the 27 Community Housing Units pitched building or community improvement projects to their peers, who then decided what projects received funding. It was part of Toronto Community Housing's Participatory Decision Making process where tenants have a say in shaping their communities. This year, approximately 8,000 tenants participated in the process leading up to the Tenant Allocation Day.