The Edmonton Coalition on Housing & Homelessness (ECOHH)
Housing is a Human Right
November 21st at 11:30am MST we call the Federal government to build 500,000 social housing units across Canada.
The Edmonton Coalition On Housing and Homelessness (ECOHH) has a vision of safe, appropriate, affordable and adequate housing for all Edmontonians.
ECOHH raises awareness of housing issues and advocates for the right to housing through a multitude of activities and actions, including hosting regularly scheduled monthly meetings.
What You Missed on Nov. 22
Thank you to everyone who attended ECOHH’s National Housing Day event on November 22 at Garneau Theatre.
We hope you found the documentary “Push” informative, and maybe a little startling, as it presented the huge influence of big finance in shifting the world of rent from a common social good to an economic issue of financial profit.
We need to keep taking action. Two of the significant ways we can counter the force of financialization of housing are to get government action to regulate it and to get government investment to build social housing for the growing numbers of people who cannot afford market rent.
If you missed seeing the documentary, it can be rented or purchased to view on-line at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/pushthefilm
The message from Leilani Farha (nine minutes) updating the situation since the movie was made can be viewed at this link.
The submission ECOHH made to the federal panel looking into financialization is available at this link.
The on-going work of The Shift, the organization created by Leilani Farha, with both financialization and encampments can be found at https://make-the-shift.org/about-us/.
Laura Murphy, former Chair and long-standing member of ECOHH, presented an update on financialization and its impact on Edmonton housing. You can read her brief at this link.
ECOHH holds General Member Meetings on the second Tuesday of every month from 10:00 am - 11:30 am (we take a break for the months of July and August).
Our Policy and Communications Committee meets the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 pm -5:00 pm, 12 months a year. This committee is where a lot of ECOHH's work to educate and advocate for affordable housing happens.
If you are concerned about housing challenges and homelessness, and would like to learn more about ECOHH, please join us for one of our meetings. All are welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for zoom details**.
**Our meetings prior to March 2020 were held at Communitas
(#200 - 12120 106 Avenue NW, Edmonton).
For now, we continue to meet online.
- Multiple DatesTue, Dec 12RSVP for zoom linkDec 12, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.RSVP for zoom linkDec 12, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.RSVP for zoom linkECOHH holds a general monthly meeting on the 2nd Tuesday. Join us for updates on tasks we are doing, updates from our members, as well as learn more on how we can help to house homeless and advocate for appropriate, affordable, accessible and safe housing in Edmonton.
- Multiple DatesTue, Jan 02Zoom: Email for detailsJan 02, 2024, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Zoom: Email for details
- Tue, Jun 11Zoom: email for detailsJun 11, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MDTZoom: email for details