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Low-income & Special Needs Housing

Safe, affordable housing is essential to the well-being of all Edmontonians.

Edmonton's dramatic population growth and increase in market rents has led to an affordable housing shortage. There is a housing gap of approximately 7000 emergency, transitional, and long-term housing units in Edmonton and approximately another 20,000 affordable housing units needed in Edmonton.  

Edmonton Area Community Plan on Housing and Supports

Annual counts of homeless persons show a decline in homelessness between 2008 and 2012, however over approximately 2,000 people in Edmonton still remain homeless.

A_Place_to_Call_Home_-_10-Year_Plan_to_End_Homelessness.pdf

 

The City of Edmonton advocates for the provision of housing in Edmonton for people who have a household income that is less than the median income and who spend 30% or more of their gross income on housing.

Building Together: The City of Edmonton Low-income and Special Needs Housing Strategy 2001-2011

Types of Low-income or Special Needs Housing

  • Housing and related services for the homeless
  • Supportive housing
  • Supported housing
  • Social or subsidized housing
  • Affordable housing

Housing Programs and Services

  • Cornerstones II: Secondary Suites Program
  • Long-term Affordable Housing grant programs
  • Housing Opportunities Program for Edmonton (HOPE)
  • Curb Appeal Program
  • Safe and Derelict Housing Committees
  • Greater Edmonton Foundation (GEF)
  • Capital Region Housing Corporation
  • Homeward Trust Edmonton
  • Homelessness Commission
  • Landlord and Tenant Advisory Board
  • Housing policy and strategy development for the City

For more information:

Real Estate, Housing and Economic Sustainability

Sustainable Development
11th Floor, 10250 - 101 Street
Edmonton AB  T5J 3P4

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Fax 780-495-9916

Housing Branch

Telephone

780-944-0095

Fax 780-495-9916