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2018-2021 Action Plan for Decent Housing Conditions

To improve tenants’ living conditions and the quality of housing

By adopting the 2018-2021 Action Plan for Decent Housing Conditions 2018-2021, Montréal wants to pursue its commitment to improving tenants’ living conditions and the quality of housing.  

Unsanitary conditions have impacts on the health and safety of Montréal residents and they undermine the quality of neighbours’ lives. The city believes that owners need to take charge of these issues and, when necessary, involve tenants.

The action plan is based on the following five principles:

  1. Optimizing the identification of sanitation problems by developing partnerships with organizations and community groups. 
  2. Assisting owners in identifying non-compliance through joint response strategies.
  3. Supporting housing improvements, beyond just bringing them up to standard as set out in by-law 03-096, through renovation assistance programs.
  4. Applying the most effective coercive tools, depending on the degree of non-compliance of the dwelling and the owner’s collaboration.
  5. Supporting and assisting tenants properly when they report sanitation issues.

By grouping its sanitation response measures together, the plan will guide the city’s actions over the next four years.

To find out more, see the 2018-2021 Action Plan for Decent Housing Conditions (in French) [102 Ko - 22 pages].