Indigenous Affordable Housing Strategy
The City’s 2022 Housing Needs Assessment identified a significant and growing housing need that disproportionately affects Indigenous households. While 8% of Edmonton’s population identifies as Indigenous, 58% of people experiencing homelessness identify as Indigenous. Citywide, 1 in 4 renter households pays more than it can afford on housing costs. Among Indigenous renter households, that figure rises to 1 in 3.
The City’s Indigenous Affordable Housing Strategy was created through engagement with Indigenous housing providers, support service providers and advocacy groups focused on poverty and homelessness. The strategy provides guidance on how to create more Indigenous-led affordable and supportive housing.