Edmonton has been leading the fight in eliminating homelessness across Canada and the federal government is hoping new funding will allow other cities to follow suit. The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) will receive $885,000 from the government’s homeless partnering strategy that will support 38 communities across the country in the 20,000 Homes Campaign, Edmonton Centre MP Randy Boissonnault announced.

CAEH president Tim Richter said these additional funds will provide training and support to 30 additional communities and the eight pilot communities — including Edmonton — involved in the campaign. The goal is to end chronic homelessness in 20 of the communities and house 20,000 of the country’s most vulnerable homeless by July 1, 2020.