Housing Issues

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ESPC works with our many partners including 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 waitlist for affordable housing.

A Profile of Poverty in Edmonton – May 2019 Update

Poverty affects people from all walks of life -- young, old, employed, unemployed, those who are new to Canada and those whose ancestors have lived here for hundreds of years. The structure of the economy traps people in bad situations and forces some into poverty by...

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Tracking the Trends 2018

The Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) today released the 2018 edition of its flagship publication Tracking the Trends.  The 131-page publication provides a detailed analysis of social and economic trends in Edmonton. Information is provided about population...

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A Profile of Poverty in Edmonton: Update 2017

The two years since ESPC published A Profile of Poverty in Edmonton have been challenging ones for the city of Edmonton and its residents. This report updates many of the poverty trends and challenges identified two years within the context of broader social and...

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