About HomeEd

Your home is your foundation—a place of comfort and community from which you can grow. That’s why, since 1977, we’ve been providing quality, affordable homes for Edmontonians as a stepping stone to a brighter future.

Our Story

Edmonton lives here

We believe every Edmontonian deserves a home where they can build a life and grow. As your partner in that journey, we work to increase affordable housing options and strengthen communities across Edmonton.

With nearly 1,000 rental units throughout the city, our pricing ranges from 30% below market prices up to market rent levels. From apartments and townhouses to condos, we’re here to help all Edmontonians find an affordable place to call home.

Everyday, we develop, operate, and advocate for high-quality and budget-friendly rentals for tenants who need a hand up. At HomeEd, this is how our homes help Edmontonians in need.

Our Mission

Providing Edmontonians with access to quality, affordable housing.

Our Vision

Better homes. Brighter futures.

Our Values

Respect

We treat tenants, staff, and neighbours with kindness, compassion, and fairness.

Growth

We seek opportunities to learn and progress as we strive to enhance our operations and community impact.

Inclusion

We provide a welcoming, safe, and accessible environment, where everyone has a sense of belonging and dignity.

Stewardship

We take care of our resources, including being prudent financial managers and quality-focused property managers.

Community

We positively contribute to the quality of life wherever we operate by caring for and building relationships with staff, tenants, and stakeholders.

Our Approach

As a provider of quality affordable rentals, HomeEd is home to a diverse group of individuals and families with varied income levels.

HomeEd’s rent levels are set between 30% below market up to the market rate. A tenant’s monthly rental rate is established based on their monthly household income, with their rent rate targeted at less than or equal to 30% of their income amount.

When it’s time to renew a lease, rental rates and current income levels are reassessed with the goal of preserving the tenant’s rent level at no more that 30% of their monthly income.

In this way, HomeEd offers an entry point for lower-income families into our market-quality homes, while allowing tenants to stay in the home they love as their income grows.

Governance

HomeEd is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors appointed annually by our shareholders. Our sole shareholder is the City of Edmonton as represented by the Mayor and Council as the City’s governing body.

The current board consists of seven citizen-at-large members appointed by City Council. Most recently, the shareholder approved a change in governance structure which provided the board with the decision-making capacity necessary to independently execute the organization’s mandate. With that end in view, the board of directors places a focus on:

  • Ensuring an unbroken chain of accountability from the shareholder to corporate performance;
  • Defining corporate expectations;
  • Ensuring that HomeEd’s business reflects the City of Edmonton’s housing priorities; and
  • Assuring organizational performance through its chief executive.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Nick is a growth-minded executive with diverse leadership experience across sectors such as education, infrastructure and community development. Nick has a strong track record of fostering strategic alignment, business development and partnerships to enhance organizational performance. Since assuming the role of Executive Director in March 2021, Nick has led the transformation of HomeEd’s strategy and operations, positioning the organization to grow its portfolio of affordable housing in Edmonton.

Mark is a seasoned executive with over a decade of experience in the management of condominiums, rental properties and affordable housing. Mark brings a passion for developing and leading teams to his role overseeing the leasing, maintenance and renewal of HomeEd’s existing housing portfolio.  In joining HomeEd in May 2021, Mark is returning home to Edmonton after an accomplished tenure as the Senior Vice President – Operations for Avenue Living in Calgary.

Clarissa joined HomeEd as the Director of Finance & Corporate Services in the fall of 2021.  She has been working in and for the not-for-profit sector for approximately 20 years.  Her passion is helping not-for-profits achieve greater impact while adhering to the strict governance, regulatory and financial guidelines.  As a CPA with a background in industry, not-for-profit and public practice, she has the unique ability to guide organizations to make strong strategic decisions.

Real estate development and infrastructure projects have taken Jonathan across western Canada and around the world. In 2019, he was named one of Edmonton’s “Top 40 Under 40” by Avenue Magazine. He is also a past board member of the Alberta Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council and received the Green Building Pioneer Award, honourable mention, in 2019.
After 15 years working as a consulting engineer, senior development manager and vice president for various firms, Jonathan is now focused on growing Edmonton’s affordable housing inventory as the Director of Property Acquisition & Development for HomeEd, the City of Edmonton Non-Profit Housing Corporation. Having completed more than $150 million in real estate transactions, including more than $100 million in earned development revenue, he is experienced in the acquisition, financing, development, design and sale of large real estate assets.

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