provides the most up-to-date information on housing need in Edmonton.
There are about 15,000 social and affordable housing units in Edmonton as of 2023. They are home to many different types of people, including retirees, newcomers, single-income families, low-wage workers, people with disabilities and people on income support.
The need for affordable housing is widespread and expected to grow.
Right now, about one in eight households (46,155 households) in our city - renters and homeowners, young and old - truggle to cover housing costs or live in unsafe or crowded homes, and can’t afford to move.
By 2031, it’s projected that more than 56,000 households will be in housing need - 1 in 4 of those households will be renters.
Learn more about housing need and how the City is creating more affordable and supportive housing in our interactive dashboard.