Alberta is the only province that allows discrimination against children in rental apartments and condos.
Parents on low or fixed incomes, or parents who have to leave their previous living situations in a hurry are up against a formidable obstacle when landlords and builders can legally discriminate against people with children.
Finding family-friendly housing downtown has greatly enhanced our quality of life.
This month the Edmonton Insight Community survey (administered by the City of Edmonton) includes questions about people's attitudes toward children in apartments and condos. Please take a moment to fill in the survey--the data will be invaluable. You need to be a member of the Edmonton Insight Community to fill in the survey; if you're … Continue reading Fill in the Edmonton Insight Community Survey!
I'm a condo owner and currently serve as president of my condo board. My wife and I also own a second condo and I've been president of that board as well. Over the years we've had to deal with several problem units and noise complaints. None of the problems have ever involved children.
On April 8, please join the Child Friendly Housing Coalition of Alberta (CFHCA) in partnership with The Hendrix at the official CFHCA campaign launch to end discriminatory housing practices in Alberta. This community party will take place just steps from Grandin LRT on the rooftop lounge of The Hendrix, Edmonton’s newest family-friendly luxury apartment building. … Continue reading You’re Invited to our Launch Party!
It's hard to imagine the extent of buildings--both rental and condominium--that prohibit children. In this case, a picture speaks much louder than words. The information on this map is entirely crowdsourced by people like you. Want to add more data? Please click here. https://confessedemu.carto.com/viz/be267d0c-c31d-11e6-919f-0e05a8b3e3d7/embed_map
In 2010, I moved back to Edmonton with my son, who was two at the time. I was a single mother and was very lucky to find a place to live in the City Market Apartments. It was an “adults-only” building, but the landlords let children live there as they had a child themselves. I … Continue reading Allison: It’s Time to Become the Progressive City We Think We Are
After living in downtown Ottawa for nearly four years, my husband and I moved back to our home province of Alberta in August 2015. This time we would be living in Edmonton with our daughters (3.5 years & 9 months). We wanted to live in the centre of the city, but we kept hitting a … Continue reading Yvonne: Where are the Strollers?
Good morning Scott & Laurie, I'm writing to you today as my representatives in City Hall and the Legislature to put an issue I've been experiencing onto your radar. As you are probably aware, the rental housing market in Edmonton is below a 2% vacancy rate. My partner has been tirelessly working to secure accommodations … Continue reading Alena: To Whom It May Concern