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The City of Edmonton believes that safe, adequate and affordable housing is fundamental to the physical, economic and social well-being of individuals, families and communities. The City of Edmonton Affordable Housing Strategy will guide City involvement in affordable housing for 10 years (2016-2025).

Project Update

The Affordable Housing Strategy was approved by Edmonton City Council on November 3, 2015.

What's New in the Strategy?

Guided by the Strategy, the City is taking a strong leadership role and using a full tool box comprised of funding, land, regulations, partnerships and policies to meet a wide range of affordable housing needs in all areas of the city.
The Strategy establishes 4 goals to guide City of Edmonton actions:
  1. Increase the supply of affordable housing in all areas of the city
  2. Maintain the supply of affordable and market rental housing
  3. Enable stable residential tenancies and transition people out of homelessness
  4. Anticipate, recognize and coordinate action to respond to housing and homeless needs

How Was the Strategy Prepared?

The Affordable Housing Strategy was prepared by the City of Edmonton Housing and Homelessness Section, and was completed between January and September 2015. There were 3 project phases: Background Research, Stakeholder Engagement and Strategy Preparation.

Housing Strategy Project Schedule

Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder engagement was an important component of the strategy. Between March and August 2015, more than 500 Edmontonians provided their input into the Affordable Housing Strategy project. The engagement activities included:

  • Online surveys
  • Focus groups
  • Workshops
  • Interviews

A What We Heard Report is now available.

For More Information

Hani Quan

Housing and Homelessness
Social Development Branch|Citizen Services
18th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton AB T5J 0J4

Title Program Manager



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