Permanent Supportive Housing
Offering housing, community, education, and health care for low-income individuals who need a safe and supportive place.
The Mustard Seed low-income housing provides long-term accommodations for people in need. Our mission is to support individuals through acceptance, empowerment, and practical solutions as they strive for stable housing, independent living, a positive lifestyle, and community.
Residents are provided and supported through a diverse array of events, programs, and activities tailored to nurture creativity, connection, and healing. These consist of, but are not limited to, support groups, educational programs, and social clubs, including:
- Art, film, knitting, and guitar groups
- Cooking, fitness, and Rent Smart programs
- Computer Tech, Conversations with Psychologists, and Elderly Support groups
Additionally, every resident has full and free access to our Wellness Centre located on the main floor of the 1010 Centre. Wellness staff work with over 600 agencies across the city to provide advocacy, mental health and addiction counselling, chaplaincy, and more.
We provide single-living apartments for individuals such as seniors living on a fixed income, new immigrants to Canada, individuals who need a safe place and supportive place, individuals with disabilities, and individuals who have special needs.
- Be 18+ years of age
- Have funding in place
- Fall beneath the Alberta income threshold
- Adhere to House Guidelines
We recognize that many of our residents who are moving in are looking for a fresh start. To ease this transition, we provide fully furnished units so individuals can quickly regain control over their living space and begin to foster a renewed sense of self-worth.
New residents can look forward to a:
- Stove & Oven/Cooktop
- Bed, Mattress & Cover
- Side Table
- Window Coverings
- 181 standard studio apartments ranging in size from 208-400 sq. ft. including 20 barrier-free/accessible studios at 267sq. ft.
- 23 one-bedroom suites ranging in size from 430-550 sq. ft. including two barrier-free/accessible at 430 sq. ft.
- $598/month for smaller units
- $673/month for mid-sized units
- $748/month for large and barrier-free units
- $898/month for one-bedroom and one-bedroom barrier-free units
- Underground Parking is available for an extra charge of 135$/month
- Laundry rooms are coin-operated
- Smoking is not permitted in the building
- Each floor is equipped with a balcony
- 30 co-living units ranging in size from 75-150 sq. ft.
- Transitional housing
- Units share common spaces with private bedrooms
- Income-based rent starts at $377.25
- Phone, cable, and internet included
- Smoking is not permitted in the building
What does the interview process look like?
Applicants will be contacted for an in-person 30-minute interview to determine their independent living needs and skills. The questions are designed to assess the suitability.
What is a Resident Engagement Worker?
Upon move-in, residents will be assigned a Resident Engagement Worker who will meet with them at a time and a day that works with their schedule. These meetings are a requirement of our licensing and are not optional. These meetings are tailored to fit the needs of the residents, depending on what residents would like to discuss. For those residents who are coping well, it's an opportunity for a friendly chat. For those residents who may be struggling with a variety of issues, its an opportunity to discuss concerns, work on solutions, and receive support and encouragement.
How do you ensure that the building remains clean and sober?
All applicants must pass a urine drug test on move-in day. Those that test positive for drugs and alcohol will not be allowed to move into the building on that day. Applicants may request to move in after they have demonstrated an ability to live a clean and sober lifestyle. After move-in, urine drug tests will be administered based on behaviours that indicate substance use or upon return from being away from the building for an extended period of time.
What happens if I use drugs or alcohol off-site and then return to the building/
We are committed to providing a sober and drug-free community for all our residents. Residents who are noticeably under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol may be denied entry into the new building until they are sober. Upon re-entry into the building, the resident will be required to meet with their Resident Engagement Worker to complete a Resident Care Plan.
Is there a curfew?
No, there is no curfew. Residents are free to come and go as they please.
What if I want to go away overnight or longer?
One of our licensing requirements is that we know who is in the building in a 24-hour period. If you would like to leave, whether it's overnight or for longer, please contact one of the Resident Engagement team to complete an Away Slip to record your absence.
Are students welcome in the building?
Yes, students 18 years and older are welcome. As this is a low-income building, we ask that students who are interested in living at the 1010 Centre be independent adults and that their source of income come either from student loans, grants or employment.
Are couples or families welcome?
We do not offer couples housing. Residents may have a guest visit from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. each day
Essential services only and emergency appointments if needed. All other programming is suspended until further notice. Closed for renovations Closed December 24th and 25th (Some services available from December 29th-31st)
10635 96 St
Edmonton, AB T5H 2J4
Foodbank hours: Tues. & Thurs. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m
Take-out breakfasts for clients and emergency items are offered at the door (jackets, underwear, socks, gloves). All other programming is suspended until further notice. Hours: Tues – Fri: 9 – 12 p.m.