Apply to one of our programs and get one step closer to home.

Now that you’ve reviewed the different programs we offer, and you understand the eligibility requirements for each one, it is time to apply. Our housing programs are in high demand; we receive over 300 applications every month and need time to properly evaluate and score the applications so that we can assign housing based on priority. In order to keep your application moving through our process as quickly as possible, we ask that you please follow all of the steps listed below and submit a complete application with all of the required documents.


Applying for Community Housing, Mixed Income Housing, Direct Rent Supplement, OR Private Landlord Rent Supplement

STEP 1:

Download the application form from our website, pick up a hard copy from our office or have the application mailed to you by calling Customer Relations at 780-420-6161.


Step 2:

Complete the application form. Please include verification documents, including proof of income and citizenship status, as directed on the form.

STEP 2A:  If you have a pet or service dog, please complete the pet application. For more information about pets, please review the information sheet on pets and Service Dogs.

Qualified service dogs are not considered a pet, but must have appropriate documentation to be recognized as such.

STEP 2B:  If you are applying to have a Live In Aide live with you, please complete the Live In Aide form. For more information about Live In Aides, please review the information sheet.

 

Step 3:

For Community Housing:

If you are applying for Community Housing, please choose the areas in the city you would like to live by completing the appropriately sized bedroom listing below.  You can choose anywhere in Edmonton, specific neighbourhoods, or even specific buildings. 

The number of bedrooms your household needs is determined based on the National Occupancy Standard. This standard requires one bedroom for:

•    each cohabiting adult couple (spouses or adult interdependent partners);
•    each household member 18 years of age and over;
•    each pair of children under age 18 who are the same gender;
•    each pair of children under the age of 5 who are different genders

For example:

  • A household with one or two parents, a 6 year old boy and an 8 year old girl would require a 3 bedroom home.

  • A household with one or two parents, a 4 year old boy and a 3 year old girl would be eligible for a two bedroom home.

  • A household with two parents, an adult child and a minor child would require a 3 bedroom home.
     

A household of one individual can occupy a bachelor or studio unit (i.e. a unit with no bedroom). A maximum of two people may occupy a one bedroom. 

A couple may apply for two bedrooms if it is required for medical reasons. You must include a doctor’s letter in this case.

Capital Region Housing also offers adapted and accessible units.

Capital Region Housing must follow the National Occupancy Standard when allocating bedrooms to household to ensure there are enough bedrooms for the household to be adequately housed.


For Private Landlord Rent Supplement:

If you are applying for the Private Landlord Rent Supplement program, please complete the additional PLRS application.

For Direct Rent Supplement:

If you are applying for the Direct Rent Supplement program, please include a copy of your residential tenancy agreement (lease) indicating your rent amount.

 

Step 4:

Applicants can submit their application in person at the Capital Region Housing office, via mail, or through fax. We cannot currently accept emailed applications. We do not currently have on an online application system.  If you have any questions at any point in the application process, contact Capital Region Housing.
 

After you submit your completed application:
 

If you submit your application in the office, we will give you an application receipt with your applicant code (m-code). Your applicant code is a unique identifier for CRH applicant households. It starts with an “M”, two zeros and five other numbers. Your applicant code will be included in all correspondence you receive from us. Use this code when you contact Capital Region Housing so we can more easily find your file. If you submit your application a different way, we will give you your applicant code once we process your application.
 

We will process your application as quickly as we can. To be able to process your application quickly, please submit a complete application with proof of income, citizenship status documents, and all other requested documents. If your application is incomplete or we require additional information, that will add more processing time.
 

Based on the information you provide, we will assess your eligibility for the program you are applying for.  To better understand the eligibility requirements, look at our Information Sheet – Eligibility. Once you have been found eligible, we will point score your application.  To better understand how point scoring works, look at our Information Sheet – Point Score.

Priority is decided based on a points system in the Social Housing Accommodation Regulation. The higher points an applicant has, the higher their priority is. If your information changes at any time, please contact us and let us know – this may impact your point score.
 

STEP 5:

Keep CRH updated!

It is important that applicants update Capital Region Housing if their situation changes because this may change their point score and place on the priority list.  Applicants can complete a Change of Information form and send it to Capital Region Housing via email, fax, mail or in person. 

Find out more about managing your application here.


Applying for Near Market Housing

Step 1:

Download the Near Market Housing application form from our website or get a hard copy in the office.

 

Step 2:

Complete the application form. Please include income proof of income.

Step 3:

Please choose where you’d like to live in the City of Edmonton by completing the Near Market bedroom listing. You can choose anywhere in Edmonton, specific neighbourhoods, or even specific buildings.

The number of rooms your household requires depends on the number of people in your household and their ages and genders.

  • Adults over the age of 18 require their own bedroom, unless two adults are spouses or adult interdependent partners.

  • Children under the age of 5, regardless of gender, may share a bedroom.

  • Children over the age of 5 may share a bedroom with another child of the same gender.

For example:

  • A household with one or two parents, a 6 year old boy and an 8 year old girl would require a 3 bedroom home.

  • A household with one or two parents, a 4 year old boy and a 3 year old girl would be eligible for a two bedroom home.

  • A household with two parents, an adult child and a minor child would require a 3 bedroom home.

A couple may apply for two bedrooms if it is required for medical reasons. You must include a doctor’s letter in this case.
 

Step 4:

Applicants can submit their application in person at the Capital Region Housing office, via mail, through fax, or by email to [email protected]

If you have any questions at any point in the application process, contact Capital Region Housing.

After you submit your completed application:

We will process your application as quickly as possible. To be able to process your application quickly, please submit a complete application with proof of income. If you are found eligible and we have an available unit, we will call you and offer you the unit. If we do not have an available unit, we will place your file on our waitlist. Near Market rentals are offered in order from time applied.