Alberta

Affordable Housing Program

Complex application

Tax filing required

The Affordable Housing program can help you access various options for housing if you are living on a lower income.

The housing options offered through this program include:

  • Community housing.
  • Seniors apartments.
  • Seniors lodge.
  • Special needs housing.
  • Rent supplement program.

Benefits available through this program include:

  • Rent Assistance Benefit.
  • Temporary Rent Assistance Benefit.
  • Private Landlord Rent Supplement.

Visit this page to learn more about these housing options and benefits.

To be eligible for the affordable housing programs, applicants must have an income below local income limits as determined by the market for that community. Refer to the Income Thresholds Document to determine if your income qualifies.

Once you are deemed eligible, applicants are given priority based on need. Priority of need is determined by:

  • Income
  • Assets
  • Number of dependents
  • Current housing condition

Social Insurance Number

For example:

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

Proof of  residency in Province

For example:

  • lease agreement
  • rent receipt
  • household bill
    • gas
    • electricity
    • cable television
    • telephone
  • driver's license
  • vehicle registration or car insurance
  • membership in social or professional organization
  • Other:
    • bank information
    • employment information

Before you begin your application, you will need to determine which program meets your needs. Visit this page to learn more about each of the following housing programs:

  • Community housing.
  • Seniors apartments.
  • Seniors lodge.
  • Special needs housing.
  • Rent supplement program.

Once you pick a program that meets your needs, visit the Find Housing page to search for a local housing provider responsible for subsidized housing in your area.

Finally, contact the local housing provider for more information on how to apply.

Last updated: April 9, 2021