What living in community housing means for you.
Community Housing provides subsidized housing to people with lower incomes.
Through the community subsidized housing program, tenants pay an affordable rent amount, either 30 per cent of their adjusted gross monthly household income, or core shelter rates if they are receiving Income Support.
Community housing is located throughout the City of Edmonton and many homes are located near public parks, schools and public transit routes. We have a variety of housing types, including townhouses and multi-unit apartments. Some of our buildings also have community centres located on the property which provide services to both tenants and the wider community.
- You pay rent based on a percentage of your income. Rent is either 30 per cent of your adjusted gross monthly household income, or the core shelter rates if you are receiving Income Support from Alberta Works.
- You live in a Civida home.
- There is high demand for Community Housing. Applicants are placed on a priority list using a point scoring system. It is not first come, first served.
- There are strict income limits, asset limits, and citizenship requirements for Community Housing.
- The size of unit you can apply for is based on how many people are in your household, and any special needs you may have.