Interfaith Housing Plenary – Thursday, September 24, 2020

Due to Covid-19, this year’s gathering will be both in-person and via remote connection. For those of us attending in person, we will adhere to guidelines in social distancing. Come join us as we consider the work accomplished in the last year, and as we grapple together with looming challenges facing those struggling to affordContinue reading “Interfaith Housing Plenary – Thursday, September 24, 2020”

Support our work together – Interfaith Housing Initiative

The 2020-2021 fiscal year has proven very challenging for the Interfaith Housing Initiative.  Like so many of our partners and many faith communities, we are facing funding shortages in this season that threaten our continuing work together. For the last five years, we have appreciated the support of a circle of funders that included contributionsContinue reading “Support our work together – Interfaith Housing Initiative”

TogetherWise – a Trust Based Approach to Consultation

Interfaith Housing is proud to present: TogetherWise; A trust-based approach to healthy community consultations around affordable and supportive housing. Beginning in January of 2019, Interfaith Housing embarked on a resource design project intended to support quality consultations in local communities around affordable and supportive housing builds.  CRIHI gathered a team of community leaders, faith leaders andContinue reading “TogetherWise – a Trust Based Approach to Consultation”

CRIHI Asks – Get involved!

Hello everyone.  CRIHI has some pretty interesting and exciting work underway, and we have several opportunities to get involved.   Take a look! We need new members to serve on our steering committee.  (Time requirement:  One meeting every other month; typically a daytime slot which works best for faith leaders and partners.) Oversees the larger directionContinue reading “CRIHI Asks – Get involved!”

Interfaith Habitat Works 2019!

From March 5 – June 5, CRIHI and her partners at Habitat for Humanity invite you to come join us as people of many faiths put boots on the ground together building homes for people.  There is still time and opportunity to get involved, so come join us! Ways you can get involved: Volunteer on aContinue reading “Interfaith Habitat Works 2019!”

Housing Highlights from 2018!

It is time to count our blessings!  We have seen some encouraging movements this past year.  Let’s take note together and give thanks! From the community update shared by Homeward Trust on National Housing Day, November 28, 2018 at the Royal Alberta Museum. As the above summary report suggests: One of the most pressing frontline needsContinue reading “Housing Highlights from 2018!”

Edmonton considering a 16% Affordable Housing Target in every neighbourhood

On Monday afternoon, August 13, 2018, city staff will be presenting an affordable housing framework to City Council Executive.  The need for such a framework is driven by the reality of a steep rise in housing cost in many Canadian cities since the turn of the millenium, and numbers from Statistics Canada that tell us almostContinue reading “Edmonton considering a 16% Affordable Housing Target in every neighbourhood”

No Room in the Inn Campaign – 2017

This year’s campaign is to support a refit of the Northern Arms Apartment complex, Independent living housing with supports provided by Canadian Mental Health Association. Christian churches in Edmonton are once again joining forces at Christmas to assist those at risk of homelessness through the annual No Room in the Inn (NRII) campaign. This yearContinue reading “No Room in the Inn Campaign – 2017”

Housing Month Highlights

November was a very exciting month on the housing front; punctuated by numerous events, workshops and announcements.  Here’s a little of what we saw, heard and did together this month! We heard excitement around the updated plan here in Edmonton, with numerous front line providers welcoming efforts to fine-tune work on the three fronts of ending chronic homelessness,Continue reading “Housing Month Highlights”