Established in 1971, 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.

Designated a Management Body by Ministerial Order in 1995, RDHA is bound by regulations of the Alberta Housing Act. The Ministerial Order empowers the Management Body to manage the social housing owned by the government and to carry out other activities related to the provision of housing and associated support services.