Why does it matter?
Health. Community. Vitality.
Affordable housing is the foundation for stable, healthy communities. Affordable housing supports people, improves our neighborhoods and strengthens our economy. Safe, secure, affordable homes give individuals and families the opportunity to build a better life. This is why affordable housing is a top priority for so many organizations throughout the Edmonton region. See who’s involved >>
Facts and figures
Did you know?
- There are more than 27,000 affordable and community housing units in the Edmonton region.
- In 2016, 1752 people were identified as experiencing homelessness in Edmonton. That’s a decrease of 43% since 2008!
- In 2014, 2,307 individuals were identified as being homeless in Edmonton; this is a 28% decrease from 2008!
- Capital Region Housing has over 5,000 people on their waitlist and they receive 300 new applications monthly.
There's a great deal of effort that goes into helping us better understand, plan for and implement affordable housing, homelessness and poverty alleviation initiatives. Take the time to learn more about these important efforts:
- Canadian Housing and Renewal Association’s Housing for All Campaign
- Edmonton’s Affordable Housing Information and Awareness Campaign
- Edmonton’s Affordable Housing Strategy
- Edmonton's Updated Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness
- EndPoverty Edmonton