November is Edmonton’s Housing Month, a good time to reflect on housing needs and the work being done locally. According to Homeward Trust, as of November 2022 there are 2,656 people experiencing homelessness in Edmonton. 47% identify as indigenous. 46% Identify as female. And 19% identify as youth.
But the issue of housing extends beyond being houseless. There are individuals and families whose accommodations aren’t suitable, or whose cost is more than 30% of their gross income.
It is a huge issue with many intersecting communities. The good news is there are many people who are working to help end homelessness. ECF has had the privilege of providing funding to several organization working on this issue.
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Learn about Edmonton’s Housing First initiative.
See the full Edmonton City Council session you heard from in this episode: September 27, 2022 – Community and Public Services Committee continuation – YouTube
Check out these other organizations that help with housing and homelessness:
– Edmonton Community Development Corporation
– Bent Arrow
– Jasper Place Wellness Centre
– Boyle Street Community Services
– Bissell Centre
– Niginan Housing Ventures
– Operation Friendship Seniors Society
– Youth Emergency Shelter Society of Edmonton
– WINGS of Providence
– YWCA Edmonton
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Image for this episode was supplied by Danielle Paradis.