The Impacts of Community Housing Developments on Local Neighbourhoods

Capital Region Housing

Total Funded: $49,000
Location: Province Wide, Alberta

Community housing continues to be a significant need in Alberta and across Canada. At Capital Regional Housing alone, they currently have more than 10,000 households on a waitlist for the housing programs they provide. In 2018, the City of Edmonton introduced a new five-year affordable housing framework that seeks to have 16 per cent affordable housing in all Edmonton communities.

This project will investigate the impacts of community housing developments on local neighbourhoods. Local community members are often concerned about the potential impacts of community housing developments on their neighbourhoods. Concerns may relate to urban intensification, densification, sense of place, crime and safety, property maintenance/upkeep, and impacts on property values. These concerns may at times be grounded in stereotypes and discriminatory beliefs about tenants living in community housing.