What is homeEd?
homeEd is a non-profit housing provider established by the City of Edmonton to provide affordable rental housing to a mix of lower and moderate income households, with rents starting at the low-end of market. homeEd is governed by an independent Board of Directors.
Over 800 affordable rental housing units are available within 19 apartment and townhouse complexes located in a variety of Edmonton communities. homeEd also manages a number of properties on behalf of the City of Edmonton.
What types of accommodation are available?
Rental units include two-and three-bedroom townhouses as well as bachelor and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Accessible units for persons with disabilities or reduced mobility are also available on a limited basis.
Who is eligible for this housing?
homeEd provides inclusive, diverse, affordable and accessible mixed housing for individuals and families who:
- are making less than median income which includes, but is not limited to, the working poor as well as those receiving AISH and income support
- have been homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless
- have special social or physical needs or
- are skilled workers in transition
How are rents calculated?
In homeEd's non-profit housing, 70% of the rental units are based on "low-end'or-market" (LEM) rent. The rent for the remaining units is based on 30% of the tenant's gross households income with a set minimum rent.
In homeEd's affordable housing, fixed rents are at least 10% below the market rent for the area in which the property is located.
What is included in the rent?
Apartment complexes include a refrigerator, stove, gas, water and sewer utilities. Electricity costs are the responsibility of the tenant. Townhouse complexes include a refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer. All utilities are the responsibility of the tenant.