Not Just A Roof Over Our Heads
Exploring the state of rental housing in Edmonton one Year later.
The Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) conducted a survey of renters in the Edmonton area from April
16 to May 31, 2008. The survey was created as a follow up to the Renters’ Listening Forums held in May 2007
in response to the rental housing crisis at the time. The intention of the Edmonton Renters’ Survey was to
explore how the rental housing situation has changed over the past year. A diverse group of 727 renters
responded to the survey; their responses provided detailed insights, both quantitative and qualitative, into the
eight questions derived from some of the key issues identified at the 2007 forums.