Learn more about your Direct Rent Supplement.

Direct Rent Supplements (DRS) are subsidies paid directly to Capital Region Housing subsidy recipients to help make their rent with a private landlord more affordable.  Capital Region Housing is not the landlord in this program.

Recipient households live in private rental homes and receive a monthly supplement amount to help make their rent more affordable.

This program is administered within the City of Edmonton and surrounding communities. The Direct Rent Supplement program is governed by the Rent Supplement Regulation and the Social Housing Accommodation Regulation.


PLEASE NOTE: Capital Region Housing has exhausted all available funding for the DRS program for 2019. However, we are accepting new applications. These applications will be placed on the waitlist. Once a subsidy becomes available, it will be offered to the eligible applicant with the highest point score.

We will honour all approved commitments for subsidies in 2019. Recipients who continue to be eligible and who adhere to the subsidy agreement for the DRS program will continue to receive the subsidy in 2019.


Upcoming payments for monthly subsidies will be released from our bank (RBC) on the dates below. Cheques will also be mailed on the dates below.

April 24 | May 27 | June 24 | July 25


Find out more about receiving a Direct Rent Supplement.


If you receive a Direct Rent Supplement, review your responsibilities and continued eligibility requirements.

Direct Rent Supplement – Direct Deposit

If you are a new or existing DRS recipient, you can sign-up to receive your monthly subsidy by direct deposit. Please complete the form below and provide your banking information as requested. If you already receive your subsidy by direct deposit and your banking information has changed, please fill out the same form.