The city of Edmonton, the fifth largest municipality in Canada, passed the Affordable Housing strategy in year 2015. The strategy formalizes the City’s role in the effort to bring affordable housing to needy residents and outlines the framework to engage the stakeholders for effective implementation. The strategy’s goals include increasing the supply of affordable housing in all areas of the City. This paper focuses on a critical analysis of this goal – especially the implementation phase of the policy. Combining evidence-based implementation has performed analysis, lessons learned from best practices across the globe and presented using the NATO model. Based on the critical analysis, this paper provides recommendations for an effective implementation of affordable housing policy, which can be adapted to other municipalities in Canada.
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