A Place to Call Home
60,000 Edmonton households are in housing need - they accommodations aren’t suitable or they’re paying more than 30% of their gross income on rent. Some are even paying 75 - 100% of their incomes on a place to stay. It’s no wonder Edmonton has over 1700 people that are living rough on the streets. There are even more people existing in hidden homelessness - staying with others, couch surfing, and using pay-as-they-go locations.
20,000+ Units Needed
The City of Edmonton estimates that we’re short at least 20,000 affordable housing units. Getting these units up and running will require cooperation - between business, government and individuals. To serve everyone, and ensure a thriving community we’ll need those new units in a mix of:
Housing and related services for the hard-to-house
At-market affordable housing
Great work is already happening through the City of Edmonton’s Affordable Housing Strategy, and the work done by Homeward Trust and Capital Region Housing. EndPovertyEdmonton partners with these and other community agencies, including the Edmonton CDC to begin looking for the solutions that will allow Edmonton to make affordable housing available to everyone that needs it.
What’s Happening Now
What’s Coming Up
Home Building Innovations
What’s in a home? Literally, what is your home made of? Are there ways to reduce the cost of building environmentally sound, northern climate appropriate housing units in which people can imagine themselves living? What new products and building methods are available and what would we need to use them here?
Building codes, construction techniques, market drive, investors, advice from potential residents… all things to be considered as we search for the ways to make affordable housing available to every Edmontonian that needs it.
ENDPOVERTYEDMONTON WORKS WITH A NUMBER OF COMMUNITY PARTNERS ON THESE GAMECHANGER ISSUES. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PERSPECTIVE OF ONE OF OUR PARTNERS ON THIS TOPIC.