Jonathan Bix, executive director of the grassroots group For the Many said the action would impact 1,200 rental units in Kingston.
He said the new policy “will benefit long-term residents whether owners or residents. The only people this won’t help are corporate landlords.”
Brahvan Ranga, political director of For the Many, is hopeful other cities will follow Kingston’s lead “and do everything possible to protect tenants.”
He said, though, that there needs to be “stronger action at the state level, including through the passage of Good Cause Eviction.