Alberta is Providing Nearly $66M to Support More than 450 New Affordable Housing Units and Shelter Beds Across the Province

Alberta’s government is committed to ensuring low-income and vulnerable Albertans have access to safe, secure and affordable homes. To address the diverse needs of Alberta’s communities, the government is investing in building more affordable and supportive homes across the province.

Through the Affordable Housing Partnership Program, housing providers will receive funding to create more affordable housing, shelters, seniors housing and supportive housing facilities. Eight providers will be working on housing projects on Enoch Cree Nation and in Edmonton, Lake Louise, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Trochu. This is part of the Alberta government’s continued efforts to support low-income and vulnerable Albertans.

The eight projects in six communities will provide new, innovative and sustainable housing solutions for those who need it the most. Housing providers can use funding for projects such as renovating existing housing, converting hotels or commercial spaces, redeveloping an existing site or building new housing.

By working together with partners in the public, non-profit and private sectors, Alberta’s government can deliver affordable housing solutions that are customized to meet local community needs.

Funding for the Affordable Housing Partnership Program is eligible for cost-matching through the Canada – Alberta Bilateral Agreement under the National Housing Strategy. 

Quick facts

  • $66 million will support 335 new units and 129 shelter beds:
    • $25 million for Enoch Cree Nation to build a mixed-income elders lodge on the reserve.
    • $21.2 million for the Métis Nation of Alberta to construct housing for people recovering from addictions in Edmonton.
    • $9.5 million to Trochu Housing Corporation to build seniors housing in Trochu.
    • $4 million to the Lethbridge Housing Authority to build a homeless shelter in Lethbridge.
    • $2.2 million for Concept Investment Partners to build affordable, accessible housing for older Albertans in Lethbridge.
    • $1.9 million for HeARTh Social Profit Company Incorporated to convert a hotel into supportive housing for people recovering from addiction in Red Deer.
    • $1.6 million to build affordable housing in Lake Louise.
    • $340,000 to the Winnifred Stewart Association to build permanent supportive housing in Edmonton.
  • Through the program, Alberta’s government has invested approximately $191 million to support over 1,500 housing units and over 190 shelter spaces in 15 communities

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