A temporary rent cap in New Brunswick is coming to an end on December 31. Under the rent cap, landlords can’t increase rent by more than 3.8 per cent.
The Higgs government put the temporary measure in place following campaigns by social justice groups and amid reports that low-income tenants were facing steep rent increases, sometimes as high as 50 per cent.
But with the rent cap slated to expire at year’s end, many renters are anxious about access to affordable housing, Arun Budhathoki reports.
Video courtesy Aditya Rao. Recorded in Fredericton on September 17, 2022.
Arun Budhathoki is a video-journalist with the NB Media Co-op. This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada, administered by the Canadian Association of Community Television Stations and Users (CACTUS).