Affordable housing solutions that meet local community needs are crucial to individuals securing employment, supporting their families and contributing to their communities. Through the Affordable Housing Partnership Program (AHPP), Civida received $14.9 million in bilateral funding to build their redeveloped Lendrum affordable housing complex. The project was funded and completed in partnership with Civida, the City of Edmonton and the Government of Canada.

“This project is a meaningful step forward in addressing affordable housing in Edmonton. These 120 units offer more options to Edmontonians of different income levels right here in their community. By working with our partners, we can deliver affordable housing solutions that are customized to local community needs.”

Jason Nixon, Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services

The Lendrum redevelopment project replaced 48 units previously on the site with 72 affordable housing units and 48 mixed-income units for a total of 120 units. The development has a mix of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units and is located close to Edmonton’s South Campus LRT station and transit centre. Tenants began moving into this facility on November 1.

“All Edmontonians deserve a safe and affordable place to call home. As our Municipal, Provincial  and Federal Government works with housing partners to solve the housing crisis, we must think outside of the box, outside of exclusively building homes from scratch. Redevelopment projects allow for us to reuse what we have to address the current housing demands of Canadians – Civida Lendrum is a great example of how older foundations can be transformed to meet new needs.”

Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages

“Today's unveiling of Civida’s newest development, Lendrum is a testament to the collective commitment to providing affordable housing. In partnership with the City of Edmonton, and with the generous support of the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta, we are grateful and proud to be able to provide 120 new affordable homes for Edmonton families and individuals, today, and for decades to come."

Gord Johnston, CEO, Civida

"When Council declared a housing and houselessness emergency, we called on all levels of government to come together and collaborate to address the scale of this issue. This project is a great example of what we can build when we work together. I am proud that the City of Edmonton did our part by providing Civida $3.9 million to purchase these properties. With 120 affordable units, this mixed-income redevelopment is a facility that will serve our city for generations to come."

Amarjeet Sohi, Mayor of Edmonton

Alberta’s government has invested nearly $780 million to build more than 4,600 units and 350 shelter spaces since 2019. In 2023, the government announced $124.7 million in funding for 30 projects and 1,100 units through the Affordable Housing Partnership Program.

Quick facts

  • The total project budget was $46.38 million:
  • $14.9 million provided by the governments of Alberta and Canada ($7.45 million, each)
  • $3.9 provided by the City of Edmonton
  • $24.5 million provided by Civida, including the land worth $3 million

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