NEWS | Scarce rental units and boom times made Calgary a homeless hub

March 14, 2018By ANPHANews

Homeless rates are higher here than in Edmonton largely because of a relative lack of rental housing in Calgary, say academics and anti-poverty advocates. “It’s the availability of rental,” says Tim Richter, president of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. “We were tearing stuff down to build condos and shiny glass buildings.” Those market forces contributed … Read More

JOBS | Housing Support Worker (Mustard Seed) – Edmonton

March 13, 2018By ANPHACareer Opportunities

The Mustard Seed is seeking a Housing Support Worker in Edmonton. The Mustard Seed Edmonton is committed to helping people who are homeless transition toward and maintain sustainable and healthy lifestyles. The Housing Support Worker is a member of a team that provides housing and facilitates support services for 20 high-acuity persons experiencing multiple barriers, who require … Read More

EVENT | The 2018 Coordinated Point-in-Time Count – Calgary

March 13, 2018By ANPHAEvent

Calgary Homeless Foundation needs 100+ volunteers to help with the Point in Time (PiT) on Wednesday April 11, 2018 at 8pm. The one-day snapshot of homelessness will capture numbers and basic demographics of people who are staying in emergency shelters, short-term supportive housing, facilities such as hospitals, and on the streets. Volunteers must be able to walk for up … Read More

JOBS | Director of Communications & Stakeholder Relations (North Peace Housing Foundation) – Peace River

March 12, 2018By ANPHACareer Opportunities

The North Peace Housing Foundation (NPHF) is seeking a Director of Communications & Stakeholder Relations in Peace River. Reporting to the CAO, and in conjunction with the other members of the senior management team, the Director of Communications & Stakeholder Relations provides leadership to the organization’s integrated communications and stakeholder engagement efforts through teamwork, consultation, strategic … Read More

JOBS | Counsellor (Brenda Strafford Society) – Calgary

March 12, 2018By ANPHACareer Opportunities

The Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence is seeking a Counsellor (Adult Counselling Program). The Second Stage Shelter and Transitional Housing Program (Progressive Housing), serves women and children seeking safety from family violence from a client-centered and trauma informed approach that allows families to lead their care in a safe, secure, and supportive environment. … Read More

RESEARCH | How Does Household Crowding Affect Education Outcomes?

March 11, 2018By ANPHAResearch

From 2003 to 2009, the number of American households containing multiple families tripled. Crowded housing (when a household has more members than rooms) is most common among low-income families, is concentrated among younger people, and is frequently a response to unaffordable housing. Early exposure to crowding can affect health, developmental, social, and economic outcomes later … Read More