The ARCH2 was created by the ARDN in Fall 2016 to provide one united voice for better resources to address affordable housing issues and expanded services to address homelessness in rural communities. Anyone in Alberta that is interested in collaborating on housing and homelessness can become a member.
Some benefits of becoming a member of ARCH2 include:
- The opportunity to join the planning committee for the National Symposium;
- Receive and contribute to monthly bulletins to stay up-to-date with member activities and achievements
- Be among the first to know about grand and funding opportunities
Specific to the issues of rural homelessness and housing, this coalition:
- Identifies common issues and their solutions, and creates a collective voice to address those issues;
- Improves public awareness and education;
- Improves data collection (statistics) in rural communities so that the volume and issues around rural housing and homelessness can be better understood;
- Identifies best practice models that work in a rural setting and shares that information with all rural communities; and
- Creates information-sharing opportunities, including best practices, existing resources, in-person networking opportunities for rural stakeholders.