Housing & Shelter (for Red Deer area)
If you are in a landlord tenant dipute or need to access emergency shelters in Red Deer or across Alberta the following information may assist you:
Landlord & Tenant Disputes
The Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS) is a fast, inexpensive, less-formal way to settle disputes between landlords and tenants. Please visit Service Alberta or visit Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta for additional information.
Red Deer Housing Authority
The Red Deer Housing Authority (RDHA) manages social housing owned by the government. RDHA administers 309 community housing units located in Red Deer, Sylvan Lake and Innisfail, as well as rent supplement programs.
To apply, please visit the RDHA Office on Wednesdays & Thursdays: 9:00 am - 11:30 am and 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm.
Central Alberta Women's Emergency Shelter
Safe, secure, emergency accommodation is provided in a respectful and confidential manner for a maximum stay of 21 days (unless extenuating circumstances) with a licensed occupancy of 40 beds.
All services are free.
No woman and/or her children will be refused service based on age, sex, race, religion, sexual preference, cultural background or financial status. Food, personal items, non-prescription drugs, and transportation are also provided.
Please visit the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter website for more information.
Safe Harbour Society
This emergency shelter can hold 35 adults who have no other means available to them. The guests at Peoples Place are in the process of connecting back to the community. They are ready for an element of stability in their lives and are building their resources to that end. The staff help with goal setting and resource referrals.
This is an overnight shelter for 26 adults who are under the influence of substances. The Mat Program provides a warm, supervised environment for its guests who are extremely vulnerable on the streets and in the elements.
49th Street Youth Shelter
The Youth Shelter assists Youth who do not have an appropriate place to stay, or require additional supports. Support is given in a safe and caring environment.
Services provided 24 hours per day 7 days a week 365 days a year.
Eight bed facility housing four different programs.
Street Ties Youth Outreach
Street Ties Youth Outreach targets “street involved” youth ages 13-21 years, who have very little engagement with, or positive connection to society as a whole, giving them an opportunity to access information and services.
Street ties tries create opportunities for youth to make positive connections with safe and caring adults, and take initial steps towards healthier lifestyle choices. Access to computers, resource materials, referrals, personal supplies, shower, laundry facilities, clothing, resume building, housing and job boards, lockers, food and support.
Youth Winter Inn
The Youth Winter Inn provides basic overnight shelter for youth ages 14-17 who are not eligible for other shelters due to factors such as being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, homelessness, and lack of parental consent.
A COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER will assist youth in connecting them to community resources, locating potential housing options and be their support, a mentor and a positive adult in their lives.
Bredin Centre for Learning PATH Program
PATH (Program to Assist The Homeless) is intended to improve the self-sufficiency of homeless individuals and families and those at imminent risk of homelessness through individualized services.