The Government of Alberta provides affordable housing providers and developers with the resources and information they need to develop more affordable housing.


Minimum standards are required when developing provincially-funded housing in Alberta.

Design and technical guidelines

The Design and Technical Guidelines provide design principles and technical specifications for the construction of affordable housing. They provide direction to housing management organizations, designers, project managers, developers and contractors in new construction and major renovation projects.

Read the Design and Technical Guidelines (Alberta Social Housing Corporation)

Accommodation types

The accommodation types fact sheets give a quick overview and summary of each housing accommodation type, its functions, and key design characteristics. They include a typical functional program table to assist in planning areas for the specific accommodation type.

Read the accommodation types fact sheets (Alberta Social Housing Corporation)