EPISODE 135: More Than Shelter

On this episode, our correspondent, Danielle Paradis, speaks with EndPovertyEdmonton about why affordable and social housing are an important investment for our city. 

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.  

Find out more about EndPovertyEdmonton!
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