Quebec Landlords Association

Quebec Landlords Association

December 21, 2010 16:15 ET

The APQ Reacts to the Recent Meeting Between FRAPRU and Quebec's Minister Responsible for Housing

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2010) - The Québec Landlords Association (APQ) reacts to the recent meeting between the Front d'action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU) and Québec's minister responsible for Housing, Mr. Laurent Lessard.

The Québec Landlords Association (APQ) maintains that starting now, help must be given to landlords and tenants in low-rent housing by developing personal assistance programs.

«New construction of social housing and rent controls by the Québec Rental Board are factors which upset the balance called to mind by economist, Mr. Claude Montmarquette in his June 2010 study. » stated the APQ's President, Martin Messier.

The APQ favours personal assistance programs instead of those to build more social housing. The measures adopted need to offer financial support to the people who need it the most, and not add to the existing housing infrastructure. Personal assistance programs will allow the continued mixing of socioeconomic groups and avoid the ghettoization of the economically disadvantaged.

«It is important to remember that rents in Québec are the lowest in Canada, not to mention that their affordability rate is also very high» states the APQ.

Founded in 1984, the Québec Landlords Association is the largest association of its kind serving residential rental landlords throughout all regions of Québec.

Contact Information

  • Source:
    Estelle Fabre
    Communications Coordinator
    514-382-9670, ext. 218
    fabre@apq.org
    or
    For information:
    Martin Messier
    514-382-9670, ext. 201
    www.apq.org