Among the most notorious forms of social inequality is which is very prevalent and needs a lot of attention and resources to fight is vagrancy. Vagrancy refers to all forms of homelessness which includes all individuals who lack stable housing units. This means that individuals who are classified as homeless includes those who experience homelessness for varying lengths such as 3 months, 2 years or even 10 years, those who intertwine between housing and homelessness intermittently.
i.e., an individual can access housing for a year and homelessness for another as well as individuals who team up to leave together in a congested housing unit due to economical reasons or when an individual may be accommodated by another because such an individual can’t afford to cater for housing expenses.
Even though the housing unit the individual is accommodated might be decent, in case of any disagreement with the host, the individual would become homeless. This means that affordable and accessible housing is a key area of concern which needs to be addressed enthusiastically.
In every society, every nation or country, there are less-privileged people – disregarding any racial, gender, age or sexual orientation – who lack most of the basic human requirement which are paramount for a healthier and better lifestyle. We have the sick, people with acute diseases, the disabled, the once with many different types of breast cancer, the homeless and also street children among other groups of destitute and individuals who are disadvantaged in one way or the other.
The main cause can be attributed to poverty which is rampant and wide spread among under-developed countries but still is also common developed nations. Poverty stricken regions are key areas where infectious diseases are widespread and hence the need for governments to fight poverty at all costs.
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The Edmonton Housing Trust Fund (EHTF) was established in October of 1999 to assist in addressing the growing concern over the lack of affordable housing sufficient to meet the needs of the city of Edmonton’s lower-income and special needs citizens.
The Trust Fund has seven appointed Trustees from:
– The Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness – Mr. Martin Garber-Conrad Chair, Mr. Bob McKeon, Mr. Rick Beaupre
– The Province of Alberta – Mr. Cliff Supernault
– The Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Edmonton Region – Mr. Bill Lusk
– The Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action – Mr. Don Mayne
– The City of Edmonton – vacant
– The Acting Executive Director – Susan McGee
The EHTF was identified in the Edmonton Community Plan on Homelessness as the community-based entity best positioned to be responsible for funding projects associated with activities detailed in the Community Plan.
The Trust Fund assists a diverse range of people by working with the not-for-profit, and private sector service providers. These service providers, builders, and organizations in turn utilize EHTF funding to help the homeless, renters, low-income individuals in need of long term supportive housing, with an emphasis on serving those most in need.
Funding available to date has been a partnership of all three levels of government, the private and not-for-profit sectors. The Government of Canada through the National Homelessness Initiative has contributed over $44 million to the EHTF since inception. The Government of Alberta has provided $1 million per year since the Trust Fund was established, and the City of Edmonton has contributed close to $1.2 million dollars towards funding on an annual basis.
The EHTF also must raise a significant amount of money from the philanthropic, corporate, and general public to be able to fund all the activities in the Community Plan.
Nowadays, this website has some content, listed above, about homelessness and other forms of social inequalities which need to be addressed for healthier lifestyle by all humans.
This site also explains how poverty and homelessness comes to a point where it leads to major weight loss, and how they need more of a healthy diet to better their lifestyle. Most of the time it’s a very unhealthy stage of losing so much weight that there is barely anything left. Learn how to help them today.
It had an affinity to homelessness.gc.ca, municipal affairs Alberta, and City of Edmonton. There was an Affordable Housing Task Force. There was an Urban Aboriginal Strategy.