Jan 23 WORKSHOP ON HOMELESSNESS AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING in St. A’s Neighborhood

Saturday, January 23 from 1- 5pm at Hope Lutheran Church

 Homelessness or near-homeless people is an issue that affects everyone in Edmonton directly or indirectly.   Think about that statement for a moment.  Perhaps some of us feel that we don’t personally know anyone that is in this situation but if you reflect on your life a bit more you might change your mind about this.

  • Do you know a senior citizen living on a fixed income that finds it hard to make ends meet from month to month?
  • Do you know someone who recently lost employment and is struggling to find a job?
  • Do you know someone who is new to Canada like our friends from Liberia who are using 90% of their income just to pay for rent (which doesn’t include utilities)?
  • Do you know someone who works a minimum wage job which makes it almost impossible to afford housing in Edmonton?
  • Do you know someone who is a student who can’t possibly make ends meet with the cost of tuition, housing, etc.?
  • Do you know someone who literally does not have a home who is staying with a friend or relative during this difficult time or has been forced to stay overnight in a shelter or in the Edmonton ravine?

 If you answered “yes” to even one of these questions, then the Workshop on January 23 is for you.   Attend the FREE workshop and learn about homelessness and affordable housing.    You will also have an opportunity to give your input for how you would like to see the communities of Capilano, Gold Bar, Fulton Place, Terrace Heights and Forest Heights move forward on homelessness and affordable housing.

 Please see this January 23 affordable housing workshop poster  for more information.

To register for this important workshop please RSVP by Fri, January 15 to  Brian Kiely at 780-455-9797 or brikie@aol.com