Recent stories about housing

A person lays a flower among many others on a sculpture of a faceless figure, hunched over in a doorway.
downtown housing

Homeless Memorial Service remembers, grieves, and honours

More than 200 people gathered on June 7 to remember 156 Edmontonians who died due to homelessness in 2022.

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Geese in front of the pond surrounded by trees at Hawrelak Park
city council housing

On the agenda: Homelessness response, trees, and investment performance

This week, community and public services committee will meet on May 1, urban planning committee will meet on May 2, and executive committee will meet on May 3.

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An LRT train at Century Park station
city council housing

On the agenda: Encampments, development, and LRT

After the Easter long weekend, community and public services committee will meet on April 11, urban planning committee will meet on April 12, and executive committee will meet on April 14. There's also a non-regular city council meeting scheduled for the evening of April 12.

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Two workers install a sign at an Edmonton park picnic site
city council housing

On the agenda: Affordable housing, alcohol in parks, and the Edmonton Elks

This week, community and public services committee meets on Feb. 27, urban planning committee meets on Feb. 28 (though there was nothing on the agenda as of Feb. 26), and executive committee meets on March 1. There are also two meetings scheduled for March 3: a council services committee meeting in the morning, and a code of conduct subcommittee meeting in the afternoon.

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Rendering of the proposed development in Oliver
city council development

On the agenda: Homelessness, pepper spray, and rezoning applications

This week starts off with a public hearing on Feb. 6, followed by a community and public services committee meeting on Feb. 7 and an urban planning committee meeting on Feb. 8. Here are some of the key items on the agenda.

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Exterior view of the new Coronation Park Sports and Recreation Centre within Coronation Park with people and dogs in the snow around the trails leading to the building
city council infrastructure

On the agenda: Coronation funding, pedway construction, climate reviews

City council returns from its holiday break this week, with community and public services committee on Jan. 16, urban planning committee on Jan. 17, and executive committee on Jan. 18. Here are some of the key agenda items.

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A map of Edmonton showing redeveloping, developing, and future growth areas, with completion thresholds for developing areas overlaid
business city council

New standard could help shift Edmonton's growth pattern

The city is developing a new measure called the substantial completion standard aimed at supporting the City Plan's goal of encouraging a market shift from primarily greenfield development to infill. But representatives from the home building and development industries are concerned it could contribute to the affordability crisis in housing.

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Members of the task force standing against a wall while a man speaks at a podium in front of them
housing addictions

Homeward Trust CEO hopeful about new community response task force

When the province announced the new Edmonton Public Safety and Community Response Task Force on Dec. 13, some criticized the creation of yet another committee to address the city's ongoing crisis of addictions and homelessness. But Susan McGee of Homeward Trust is optimistic it will have an impact.

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A screenshot of Bear Clan's Judith Gale speaking online to a public hearing on the budget
city council housing

New emergency shelter spaces approved as deaths mount

After a day of public hearings on the city's budgets for the next four years, city council unanimously approved spending $7.5 million from current reserves to create more emergency shelter spaces this winter.

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