Working together to end homelessness since 2001, Alberta's 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness (7 Cities) is made up of the lead organizations responsible for the implementation of local Plans to End Homelessness. The seven cities coordinate local plans at a systems level and align funding resources for greater impact and progress towards ending homelessness.
7 Cities provides a forum for dialogue with the federal and provincial representatives on housing and homelessness. These seven cities have long-standing histories of delivering strategic planning and service delivery in communities, along with administering and aligning funds, with accountabilities to several provincial or federal funders, including Alberta Human Services and the federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy.
To successfully implement Housing First using a system planning approach, the cities serve as local:
1. System planning and integration leads,
2. Funders and performance managers,
3. Knowledge leaders and innovators.
More on our approach can be found under 7 Cities Initiatives.
The 7 Cities Are:
Alberta’s 2018 Point-in-Time Homeless Count provides snapshot of homelessness in Alberta
7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness released the Alberta 2018 Point-in-Time Homeless Count, a report on the 3rd provincial point-in-time count (Count) coordinated by Alberta’s seven largest communities on April 11, 2018. The Count provides a snapshot of homelessness across the province.