Civida is home for over 9,000 families in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.
As the largest provider of over 4,500 social housing homes and over 700 near market and market homes, we work with organizations and government agencies to develop, support and improve our communities and the lives of families and individuals. Select an area of the map to see Civida’s housing rental units in that region.
Our housing programs
Near Market Housing Rentals
Subsidized housing for people with moderate income.
- Pay 10-20 per cent below current market rental rates
- Housing placement is first come, first served
- Higher income limits; no asset limits or citizenship requirements
- Immediate availability
Community Housing Rentals
Subsidized housing for people with low income.
- Pay rent based on a percentage of your income
- Housing placement is based on priority list
- Strict income limits, asset limits and citizenship requirements
- High demand for this program
Monthly subsidies that help people living on the private market afford their rent.
- Temporary Rent Assistance Benefit (TRAB) – A temporary benefit for working Albertans and those between jobs.
- Rent Assistance Benefit (RAB) – A long-term benefit for those most in need.
Easily apply online for rent assistance or our housing programs using Applicant Portal. After you’ve created an account, log in at any time to check the status of your application or to update your information.
We are very optimistic about the future!
A safe, affordable home plays a critical role in all aspects of life. Everyone deserves a home they can afford.
Listen to Mo & Jalila, who have lived with Civida for seven years, tell their story.
News and Publications
2022-27 Strategic Plan
We are determined to improve life outcomes for all our customers through our 2022-27 Strategic Plan. Read about our commitment to our core purpose, our two areas of focus and the five priority goals we aim to deliver on by 2027.
Londonderry grand opening
On Sept. 20, 2022, Civida officially celebrated the grand opening of its Londonderry affordable housing redevelopment in Kilkenny, Edmonton. The 240-unit building replaces 80 units in the former property. Londonderry is an innovative example of the mixed-income model of affordable housing being built today.
Congratulations to our 2022 Stars Awards recipients!
The results are in! We are thrilled to announce the recipients of our 2022 Stars Awards. The Stars Awards is a program offered in partnership between Civida and the Capital Region Housing Foundation, to recognize the academic achievement and positive impact of youth in our housing programs.
Translation support now available
Civida is committed to helping you access affordable housing. This includes providing services in a language that best meets your needs. As of September 1, 2022, Civida offers all in-person and over the phone visits with interpretation services in over 200 languages.
Housing Support for Ukrainian Nationals
We are working closely with our social sector partners to support those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Housing for students
Are you a post-secondary student looking for an affordable apartment or townhouse to rent in Edmonton that’s close to campus? We’ve got you covered.
Now Available: 2021 Annual Report
We’re pleased to share our 2021 Annual Report with you! The report is a review of our accomplishments, good news stories, facts and statistics, and successes during the 2021 calendar year. Read about the people and partners that make a difference in helping Edmontonians find safe and affordable housing.
Rental Housing Provider of the Year
On May 11, we were honoured to receive an Alberta Residential Landlord Association (ARLA) Achievement Award for Rental Housing Provider of the Year! This award recognizes “an outstanding rental housing provider who has demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication to the success of their operations, communities and the industry as a whole.”
Resiliency and Business Transformation in the Housing Sector - Toolkits and Reports
We’re pleased to share some new research that explores resiliency through business transformation in the housing sector. The results of the project are two research papers, a toolkit and a series of videos, which can help housing providers understand, measure and improve resiliency in their organization.
Rent with us!
Interested in renting a home for 10-20 per cent below market rates? We have openings in some of our near market homes, so now is a great time to apply! Our near market homes are located throughout Edmonton and include townhouses and apartments. Most are newer buildings, located near services and amenities including parks, schools, public transit and shopping centres.
Civida Tenants: Refer a friend and WIN a $50 gift card!
We have vacancies in our Near Market units.
You have friends who need a place to rent.