The Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (ecohh.ca), in partnership with Taproot Edmonton (https://edmonton.taproot.news/), is creating a series of stories about the housing ecosystem in Edmonton.
Each story will be based on an individual involved in housing in Edmonton. Each story will offer a different perspective on housing. One might be about a social housing provider. One might be about a real estate agent who sells new homes. One might be about someone struggling to find adequate housing.
The stories will explore different experiences and perspectives about housing in Edmonton, and provide a human face and a human story for each.
The approach is loosely based on the videos produced for last year's Nov. 22 event, This Is Where We Live, where a number of community members with lived experience of homelessness were interviewed.
Our challenge is that there are as many perspectives on housing as there are people in Edmonton.
We are asking your opinion about which topic areas are essential in order to give Edmonton readers a good perspective of housing in our city.
To participate, please go to this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_kcct0dAmMJ_xAB84IAl_hWxekI8cKdy3NQ3RPrTpuuZ_8Q/viewform?usp=sharing
Please share this with your staff, your colleagues, your friends, or anyone else who has interest in, and knowledge of, the housing system in Edmonton.
Thank you so much for sharing your perspective and insights with us.
Eric Rice and Jim Gurnett
Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness
Funding for this project is provided by the Alberta Real Estate Foundation, ECOHH, and Taproot Edmonton.