We all need a place to call home. Our home provides us with the foundation for our life and our livelihood: it allows us to become and remain employed, to raise a family, and to build healthy relationships with ourselves, our neighbours, and the broader community.

According to Statistics Canada, in 2018 almost 50,000 Edmonton households faced difficulty finding housing they could afford. Housing costs in Edmonton have increased significantly since the early 2000s and are expected to continue to climb as the city grows. Ensuring a stable and growing supply of affordable housing in the short and long term is critical to the well-being of Edmontonians and the health and prosperity of the city as a whole.

The City of Edmonton, our shareholder, believes that safe, adequate and affordable housing is directly linked to improved individual physical and mental health, and that housing is fundamental to the physical, economic and social well-being of individuals, families and communities. The City believes that safe, adequate and affordable housing is required to support a healthy labour market and ensure the long-term financial stability of low-income households.

homeEd agrees wholeheartedly.