Literacy and Poverty Reduction: Exploring Barriers to Success

August 20, 2020

Post by: Jenn Rossiter – Edmonton Social Planning Council It’s worth noting that the information we have on adult literacy rates is limited. The federal government only started tracking this in 2012, and has scheduled data collection on a ten-year cycle. This means that the data we currently rely on is nearly a decade old, and the next available data will…

What Role do Rent Supplements Play in Successful Exits from Homelessness

July 13, 2020


What is a Renters Wage

June 25, 2020

High housing costs affect renters as much as they do homeowners.  But in most Canadian cities, there are only 9% of neighbourhoods that make it possible for a minimum wage single income worker to afford a one or two bedroom unit without using more than 30% of their income.  Many households rely on one income…

Elks Lodge provides donation for the Society

May 29, 2020

A big thank you to the St. Albert Elks Lodge #585 for the funding support provided to the St. Albert Housing Society. Their contribution demonstrates a commitment to the community and the Society’s mission towards providing safe, affordable housing.

Ten things to know about subsidized rental housing in Alberta

February 24, 2020

BY: Nick Falvo| February 20, 2020 SOURCE: Nick Falvo Consulting ORIGINAL: Link   On February 27, the UCP Government of Jason Kenney will table its second budget. With that in mind, here are 10 things to know about subsidized rental housing in Alberta: Housing need has been increasing in Alberta. The percentage of Alberta households…

Why is Affordable Housing Essential?

September 14, 2018

Families and individuals who pay more than 30 percent of their income to housing are considered cost burdened and are likely to experience difficultly budgeting for other necessities like food, clothing, medical care, and transportation. When housing consumes too much of a household’s income, individuals or families can be forced to make difficult trade-offs that can…

What is Affordable Housing?

September 5, 2018

Recently, ‘affordable housing’ has been a common topic in the news and on election platforms, but each person and organization seems to interpret its meaning differently. So, how should we define ‘affordable housing’? According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, housing is considered affordable when a household spends less than 30 per cent of…

Another Story of Thanks

January 24, 2018

First of all I would like to thank all those who helped me continue living here in St albert. I was paying almost all my money I was making from my job to rent. It was the hardest part of my life. I had a vision to get my children into school that would give them…

A Story Shared

January 24, 2018

I lost everything, my home, and my heirlooms were sold to buy staples like toilet paper and milk. Let me tell you, as a proud woman, having to depend on St. Albert housing society, and it’s support agency, are the ONLY reason my daughter and I are not on the streets. You do what you…

Putting a Face on Affordable Housing

November 22, 2017

Advocates Tackle Stereotypes, Stigma at Breakfast Fundraiser BY: April Hudson | November 14, 2017 SOURCE: St. Albert Gazette ORIGINAL: Link For the past six months, Alyssa Thiessen has raised her daughter Adalyn in safety and stability thanks to the help of the St. Albert Housing Society. Thiessen and her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter live in one of St.…


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