Edmonton’s Interfaith Housing Initiative
Religious and Spiritual Communities working together to address housing and homelessness challenges in Edmonton’s Capital Region
Introducing Helpisnextdoor.ca! Neighbours helping Neighbours in Covid-19!
With new resources published in March 2021, Helpisnextoor.ca provides both ideas and guidance to help local neighbours from many backgrounds safely care for each other in Covid-19. We even have a safe food sharing guide! Check it out at:
Understanding Harm Reduction and Abstinence
The journey of a person with addiction is messy and difficult, and effective help on their path usually involves both harm reduction and abstinence approaches. Read article here!
Donate to support our work together
We know times are hard for all of us, but we need your help right now. Together we are doing some pretty amazing things, and we want to be able to keep serving our city. Donate here!
TogetherWise: a Trust-Based approach to consultation
Have a consultation coming up around affordable or supportive housing in your neighbourhood? The TogetherWise program is here to help!
Understanding the spectrum of need:
- Emergency Accommodation
- Affordable Housing
- Supportive Housing
- Affordable Home Ownership
- Learn more here
“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Buddha
Who has trouble affording a home?
One in four Edmonton households spend more than 30% of their income on rent, with over 20,000 households paying more than 50%! Who are they?
“Our religious and spiritual communities share important values: respect for human dignity, solidarity with those who are poor and vulnerable, and an affirmation of the importance of inclusive and welcoming communities where individuals and families can thrive.” – The Capital Region Interfaith Statement (2011)
Our Steering Committee is made up of faith leaders and agency leaders from many traditions. It steers the work of the larger movement.
Get In Touch
Mike Van Boom firstname.lastname@example.org 780.554.2703
10035 103 Street; Edmonton, Alberta; T5J 0X5