Housing Issues

What you need to know about Stronger Foundations: The Government of Alberta’s affordable housing strategy

On Nov 1, 2021 the Government of Alberta released Stronger Foundations: Alberta's 10-year strategy to improve and expand affordable housing, intending to outline the action needed to provide more affordable and accessible housing options for Albertans. While some...

Blog: Evictions in Canada: Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Housing Instability

Hanna Nash, ESPC Volunteer In association with the University of Winnipeg, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) research report, Evictions and Eviction Prevention in Canada, discusses the impact of housing evictions on families and individuals. Authors...

Blog: It’s time for an upgrade: Improving emergency shelter standards in Edmonton

Written by Brett Lambert, Community Engagement Coordinator For more than a decade, ending chronic homelessness has been a high priority for the City of Edmonton. The city was praised for reducing its homeless population in half, from 3,200 in 2009 to 1,600 in 2019....

fACTivist Feature Article: Addressing Racialized Populations’ Barriers to Affordable Housing

Note: this is excerpted from the Spring 2021 edition of our fACTivist publication. The Edmonton Social Planning Council, in collaboration with volunteers and colleagues within the sector, strives to provide stakeholders and community members with updates on ESPC’s...

fACT Sheet — Zoning Bylaws and Affordable Housing

Introduction Ending chronic homelessness has been a priority for Edmonton’s City Council in recent years. In 2009, the city committed to ending chronic homelessness within 10 years. Although a lot of progress has been made, they have fallen short of this original...

fACT Sheet — 2021 Alberta Provincial Budget

Introduction The 2021–22 Budget, titled Protecting Lives and Livelihoods, covers the time period April 1, 2021 until March 31, 2022. This is the third budget of the governing United Conservative Party (UCP) as they enter the halfway point of their term. It is also the...
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