Residents rally towards ‘dismissive’ administration at Saskatoon Housing Authority

Residents rally towards ‘dismissive’ administration at Saskatoon Housing Authority

Involved residents gathered exterior the Saskatoon Housing Authority workplace on Thursday to convey consideration to the dwelling situations and administration model being supplied.

“It’s pure neglect. Individuals can’t be handled this manner,” stated Dominika Kosowska, who lives in an SHA-managed constructing.

Kosowska, who shared her story with World Information in November, has been coping with a rodent infestation.

“SHA has nonetheless not come to see the condominium,” stated Kosowska.


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Kosowska traveled from Saskatoon to Regina close to the tip of 2022 and spoke to the Minister of Social Companies concerning the state of affairs along with her condominium. She stated that no measures have been taken towards discovering an answer.

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“I’ve by no means obtained any responses, I’ve by no means obtained any resolutions from them, nothing. It’s all simply phrases, copy and paste, sending the identical electronic mail over and over. No motion is being taken,” Kosowska stated.

“This is a matter not nearly mismanagement and the dismissive, unprofessional angle of SHA managers and administration as regards tenants and their substandard dwelling situations, however concerning the breadth and scope of this downside which, if judging from the reactions posted on varied social media websites of native media shops, is most actually within the public curiosity,” stated Saskatoon resident Paul Miazga.

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The protesters stated that the Housing Authority is subjecting immigrants, refugees and new Canadians to substandard dwelling situations.

Nonetheless, the dwelling situations appear to fluctuate between buildings, as some long-term residents say they’ve had no points with the administration or dwelling situations.

“I’ve by no means had any complaints,” stated Donald Church, a four-year resident of a Saskatoon Housing Authority constructing.

“Anytime I had a problem, I’d go speak to them they usually have been very immediate, excellent, very caring about doing it.”

Along with the dwelling situations, the protesters additionally known as for the filling of vacant items that the SHA at the moment has.

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“We’ve got homeless individuals sleeping on the streets dying from chilly, when Sask. housing has a whole lot of empty residences and empty homes and they aren’t putting individuals in these houses,” Kosowska stated.

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She stated after her story was heard on the legislature and unfold throughout social media, she obtained hundreds of feedback from different residents saying they have been having the identical experiences.

“Individuals must be seen and heard,” stated Kosowska. “I may be that voice for individuals who can’t.”

Kosowska stated that the objective of the protest was to be heard by the SHA and for them to acknowledge the difficulty at hand.

World Information has reached out to the Saskatchewan Housing Authority and remains to be awaiting a response.

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