On May 29, your vote can support co-op housing in Alberta
Published May 15, 2023
Albertans will flock to the polls at the end of this month, deciding on the province’s path forward. Affordability and the limited supply of good quality, affordable housing are key concerns for many communities. That’s why it is critical that the provincial government commits to ensuring a safe and secure home for all Albertans.
This election, you can advocate for co-operative housing and more investment in affordable housing across the province.
– Ayanna Inniss, Executive Director, NACHA
– Brenda Davies, Executive Director, SACHA
CHF Canada, along with the Northern Alberta Co-operative Housing Association (NACHA) and the Southern Alberta Co-operative Housing Association (SACHA), urge all political parties to increase the supply of affordable, non-profit, and co-operative housing and to support rental assistance programs for low-income households. Albertans are looking for solutions to address affordability and increased cost of living. For example, rental assistance for low-income households can prevent a wave of new homelessness due to growing housing costs.
In Alberta, there are 65 housing co-ops with over 3,000 households combined. The co-op housing sector has stood the test of time to create and maintain efficient housing solutions.
As a co-op member, you are an owner. Your voice matters to support and grow co-operative housing.
Ask your candidates
- How will you work with the co-op and non-profit housing sector to increase the supply of affordable housing?
- How will you commit to stabilizing rental assistance for low-income households?
- Make a plan to vote:
- Election day is May 29
- Advance voting is May 23 – 27
- Call, email, or tweet your local candidates.
- Vote for the candidate who will best support co-op housing.
Visit Elections Alberta #MyVoiceCountsAB on all voter information such as voter registration, voting places, and local candidates.
- Register to vote | Elections Alberta
- Where do I vote? | Elections Alberta
- Information for voters displaced by wildfires
Visit the political party websites to learn more:
- Alberta New Democratic Party (NDP) | Election commitments
- United Conservative Party (UCP) | Platform 2023
News and key issues:
- Factbox: Biggest issues in Canadian province of Alberta’s May 29 election | Reuters
- Alberta Election 2023 | Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness
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