Key housing affordability trends in Edmonton
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).
The Affordable Housing Strategy was approved by Edmonton City Council on November 3, 2015.
What's New in the Strategy?
- Increase the supply of affordable housing in all areas of the city
- Maintain the supply of affordable and market rental housing
- Enable stable residential tenancies and transition people out of homelessness
- 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.
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
A What We Heard Report is now available.