Affordable Housing Update/Calgary Community Fridge

//Affordable Housing Update/Calgary Community Fridge

Affordable Housing Update/Calgary Community Fridge

In British Columbia and across the country, affordable housing remains out-of-reach for many as there is not enough stock being built and older purpose-built rentals are being torn down or converted to pricey condos. Homelessness is increasing with people sheltering in parks, vehicles and on the streets. Even co-op housing on city-owned lands face uncertainty as leases are up for renewal and who knows at what cost?

We speak with Thom Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of The Co-operative Housing Federation of B.C. and an advocate for affordable housing, to find out what’s being done and where to from here? That’s in part 1 of the program.

Then we focus on food insecurity which has been made even worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Across Canada and the United States, people have stepped up to help their neighbours by creating community fridges.

Alice Lam, co-founder of the Calgary Community Fridge, explains.

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About the Author:

I love radio and pursue stories about people and communities working together to solve challenges creatively and often, with a lot of heart. It's the human side of the co-op model that intrigues me. That and any chance to travel, especially to smaller locales, where folks seem to know that co-operating just makes good sense!

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