Edmonton has a 10 year plan to end homelessness. With five goals, it is a "clear framework for government, systems, and community stakeholders to work together and focus on the critical issue of homelessness in Edmonton."
Annually, ESPC has been involved in preparing an update on the progress being made to end homelessness in Edmonton. In the 7 years that the plan has been in existence over 5,900 people have been housed. 81% of these retained their housing for their first year in the program.
ESPC works with our partners the Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness to advocate for individuals and families living in low income including addressing rental housing subsidy rates and the long weight list for affordable housing.
ESPC staff have been active in the Homeward Trust Homeless Connect annual events and the bi-annual homeless counts. In 2016, during the last homeless count, 1,752 people were counted as homeless in Edmonton.
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