Fight Alberta's Urgent Homeless Crisis!

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Alberta must do more to end homelessness. People are living on the streets, suffering and dying without dignity.

Homelessness costs everyone an enormous amount -- public costs can be as much as $100,000 per person yearly. Ending homelessness costs a fraction of this.

If the Alberta government invests 1.2 billion over 5 years in homeless supports, many will be empowered to be lifted from homelessness. 1.2 billion may seem expensive, but leaving people on the streets is undeniably more costly.

People who are chronically on the streets strain the healthcare and justice system, leaving enormous expenses.

It is time to end the substantial waste of human life and public expense that results from our current situation.

In 2009, the Alberta government originally planned to invest $3.316 billion in affordable housing and homeless supports over ten years to end homelessness. However, that goal was never reached. The Alberta government has recently proposed to invest 1.2 billion over 5 years for affordable housing, but funds for homeless supports remain a fraction of what was planned to end homelessness.

Investing in homelessness is the best financial and humanitarian action. Let us now call upon the Alberta government to provide 1.2 billion in funding over 5 years in homeless supports.



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