Working poor need more support, Edmonton faith leaders say
Frank “Bushy” Stegemeier is struggling.
He has a place to live. But after nearly 30 years of chronic homelessness, Stegemeier knows his problems are far from over. He’s among the hundreds of Edmontonians living in poverty and in chronic need of affordable housing.
Frank “Bushy” StegemeierThandiwe Konguavi, Grandin Media
“I’m housed, but that’s only part of the problem. I’m staring at the four walls going crazy because I don’t have work, so I’m not paying for any of this. The taxpayer is. So where’s my self-respect? Where’s my esteem? How does that help me keep in the place when I don’t give a