The City of Edmonton has a strong history of supporting affordable housing provision and development.
- 2007 — The City of Edmonton presented a number of recommendations to the Premier's Task Force on Affordable Housing.
- 2006-2010 — The City of Edmonton was given a mandate to collaborate with governments, the private sector and the community to provide an additional 2,500 units of long-term housing between 2006-2010. To date, the Cornerstones program has planned funding commitments which will help create over 3,000 housing units.
- 2003 — The Edmonton Task Force on Affordable Housing was established to undertake an analysis of affordable housing needs in Edmonton and to develop a strategy to respond to the limited supply of affordable housing.
- 1977 — The City of Edmonton Non-Profit Housing Corporation (HomeEd) was created to provide affordable rental units throughout the City, including accessible units for those with mobility challenges.
- 1969-1974 — The City of Edmonton develops over 1,000 units of family housing through the Edmonton Community Housing Organization.
- 1960 — The City of Edmonton supports the establishment of the Greater Edmonton Foundation, an organization which operates subsidized senior citizen lodges throughout Edmonton.