Report: Recommendations for Municipalities Focus: Extreme Heat and Rental Housing in Hamilton

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With a focus on the City of Hamilton, Ontario, this report recommends and provides draft language for a maximum heat municipal bylaw, which would require landlords to maintain a maximum temperature of 26°C in rental units. The recommendations accounts for the worsening climate crisis and the disproportionate impact of extreme heat on vulnerable populations including the elderly, those with chronic illnesses and mobility challenges, and those that are socially and materially disadvantaged.

Prepared by:
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario,
Canadian Environmental Law Association,
Low-Income Energy Network,
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

CELA Publication Number: 1523
ISBN: 978-1-77842-019-1

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