Calling a Special Council Meeting to Declare a Housing and Houselessness Emergency
Edmonton, we are at a breaking point. I hear your calls to change how we are handling encampments, caring for our unhoused neighbours and improving the safety of communities impacted by encampments. — It is clear that Edmontonians take the issue of encampments and housing seriously, and want unhoused people to have access to the services they need. While recent encampment response actions have caught the eyes of Edmontonians, unhoused Edmontonians have struggled for years under a broken system.