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Affordable Housing Programs

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Description

Affordable Housing Program provides subsidized rental housing to low-income families, senior citizens, and individuals with special needs who cannot afford private sector accommodation.

Eligible Applicants

  • Applicants whose income falls below local income limits are eligible to apply. Applicants are given priority based on need, as determined by number of factor including (but not limited to) income, assets, number of dependents and current housing condition.
  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Other applicable eligibility requirements from the housing provider may apply.

To learn more about your eligibility, please check the information under eligible expenses or click the link indicated below.

Eligible Expenses

  • Community housing
    • Provides subsidized rental housing to low-income families, seniors and individuals who cannot afford other housing options due to circumstance.
    • A tenant’s rent, which includes heat, water and sewer expenses, is based on 30% of a household’s total annual income (non-senior household). Rent does not include electricity, phone, TV and any additional services such as parking. Management and tenant selection responsibilities belong to local housing providers.
  • Seniors Self-contained Housing Program
    • Provides apartment-style housing to seniors who are able to live independently with or without assistance of community based services.
    • Applicants must be over 65 years of age. Exceptions may be made for applicants with special circumstances.
    • Applicants must be functionally independent, with or without the assistance of community based services.
    • A tenant’s rent, which includes heat, water and sewer expenses, is based on 30% of a household’s adjusted income. Rent does not include electricity, phone, TV and any additional services such as parking. Management and tenant selection responsibilities belong to local housing providers.
  • Seniors Lodge Program
    • Offers rooms, meals, services and recreational opportunities for independent seniors. Community-based services may help offer these amenities and opportunities.
    • A seniors lodge may be appropriate for those whose care needs would not otherwise be appropriately provided for in a health care facility.
    • Applicants must be over 65 years of age. Exceptions may be made for applicants with special circumstances.
    • Applicants must be functionally independent, with or without the assistance of community based services.
    • Management and resident selection responsibilities belong to local housing providers. Each local housing provider sets their own lodge rates, and rates vary between regions. Regardless of the monthly lodge rate, each resident must be left with at least $322* in monthly disposable income.
  • Special Needs Housing
    • For individuals who have special housing needs, including:
      • people with developmental disabilities
      • people with physical challenges
      • victims of family violence
      • wards of the provincial government
      • the hard-to-house
      • any other group with special housing needs
    • Special Needs Housing options may include support services for residents. Management and tenant selection responsibilities belong to local housing providers.

Deadline Date

  Ongoing

Contact

Contact Name: Alberta Supports Contact Centre

Phone Number: 780-644-9992 or 1-877-644-9992 (toll-free)

Website: https://www.alberta.ca/affordable-housing-programs.aspx

Industry: Housing, Location: Alberta ,
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