Subsidized & Affordable Housing:
Capital Region Housing Corporation
Affordable housing for low income families and singles.
City of Edmonton Non-profit Housing Corporation (homeEd)
Affordable rent for singles and families throughout Edmonton.
Edmonton Inner City Housing Society
Owns and manages low-income housing in Edmonton’s inner city. Wait lists and no emergency housing.
Homeward Trust embraces the principle of Housing First — that every person has the right to a safe, secure home. This principle is at the core of both the Government of Alberta and City of Edmonton 10 year plans to end homelessness. The focus is on ending homelessness by providing permanent housing and follow-up support. Individuals who are experiencing homelessness are housed first and then given appropriate supports.
- The Housing First Support Program is intended to last 12 months.
- Clients are stabilized then transitioned to a reduced level of support .
- The final stages of the program involve planning to discharge the client once self-sufficient.
Northern Alberta Co-operative Housing Association
Information about co-operatives in the Edmonton area.
Mayfair Village South - Morguard
St. John’s Institute
Located close to the U of A on Whyte Avenue and 110 Street. For family, individuals, and accessibility needs.
Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society
Transitional housing complex for families for up to 3 years.
Métis Urban Housing Corporation – Urban Aboriginal Housing
Provides housing at 25% of total household income.
YMCA of Edmonton
10030 102A Avenue
Men, women and families on short term basis (days to months). Daily and weekly rates range from $35.00 - $205 (double).
For many people, due to waiting lists and the lack of affordable housing, private rentals may be the easier option.
Here are some tips:
Renting Spaces Housing Registry
- Walk around the neighbourhood you want to live in. Check out the availability or ‘for rent’ signs.
- What do you have in your rental history that a landlord will want?
- Will it be accessible for where you need to go?
There are lots of shelters in Edmonton, each for different populations with specific concerns. We would recommend calling 211, but here is a sample of a few:
Women’s Emergency Shelter (WIN House)
Temporary shelter for women and their children fleeing abusive relationships.
*For women experiencing violence: it’s best to go to a shelter first to help facilitate the process of getting into affordable housing.
Lurana Shelter Society
780-424-5875 (24 Hour Crisis Line)
Provides short term safe accommodation for women with or without children who are victims of domestic abuse.
*For women experiencing violence: it’s best to go to shelter first to help facilitate process of getting into affordable housing.
Canadian Mental Health Association - Housing Program
Provides quality, secure and affordable housing to those with mental illness and/or low income.
Hope Mission Emergency Shelter
For homeless men and couples.
Hope Mission Women’s Emergency Shelter
Hope Mission Youth Shelter
For males and females aged 16-24.
Habitat for Humanity
The Home Program
Note that this is not an exhaustive list. For more resources, please contact us or call 211.