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
See our buildings here

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
Learn more about Community Housing

Rent Assistance

Monthly subsidies that help people living on the private market afford their rent.

Learn more about Rent Assistance

Applicant Portal

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.

Success Stories

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

Newly renovated Community Housing suites in west Edmonton

We recently renovated 51 one- and two-bedroom units at our Youngstown apartment and townhouse complex in the Britannia Youngstown community. We upgraded the flooring, kitchen counters and cabinetry, bathrooms, lighting and paint. These suites in our Community Housing portfolio are now available to rent!

Tenant Advisory Committee

Are you interested in providing your input on Civida’s supports and services? If so, please join Civida’s new Tenant Advisory Committee! The Committee will help shape Civida’s Tenant Engagement Strategy as well as play a role in creating solutions that support the well-being of Civida tenants.

Tenant Satisfaction Survey results

We’re pleased to share findings from our recent Tenant Satisfaction Survey! In July and August 2022, we worked with an independent consulting firm to conduct a phone survey of 500 Civida residents. The data collected will be used to help us make better strategic and operational decisions that best serve our tenants.

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.

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.

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.”

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.
It’s win-win!