Homelessness & Encampment Response Strategy going back to Council
Updated: Jun 17, 2022
Item 6.5, "Homelessness and Encampment Response Strategy" is going to City Council on Monday, May 9. There are 4 attachments for this item which can be found when you click on item 6.5 in the agenda.
Members of the public can register to speak on this item (https://bit.ly/3OwkQnZ).
ECOHH's submission and letter to city council can be accessed here.
ECOHH appreciates the knowledge and commitment about the right of all people to adequate housing that our City Council has expressed.
We recommend Council ignore this report and instead make a brave and exciting commitment to be a leader in finding a better way to address the reality of people living in informal and temporary shelter.
Starting with the expertise of folks who are actually living in these situations and what they think would be a better approach.
For additional information: - Please see ECOHH's May 6/22 Press Release linked here
- Jim's recent interview with the Edmonton Journal on encampments can be found here
- ECOHH's 2019 submission
Update, Press: - CityNews (May 12/22)
- CBC (May 11/22)
- Edmonton Journal (May 11/22)
- Alberta Primetime (May 24/22) starting at the 16 minute point in this program