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Overview

The Affordable Housing Partnership Program aims to bring together partners from public, private and non-profit organizations to provide more affordable housing where it is needed most.

Alberta’s Stronger Foundations affordable housing strategy is committed to taking a renewed, people-first approach to protect vulnerable Albertans, get the best value for taxpayer dollars, and increase the long-term sustainability of the housing system.

For more information on the purpose of this funding program, read the Affordable Housing Partnership Framework.

Application status

Applications are now closed. The first intake closed January 11, 2023. We will notify successful candidates within 3 months.

Details for the next intake period will be available in spring 2023.

Funding

New construction, renovation or development projects may be eligible for up to 1/3 of the total project cost.

The provincial contribution may be in the form of:

  • capital grants
  • land or buildings
  • transfer or long-term lease of a government-owned asset

Eligibility

Construction type

  • an addition to or renovation of existing housing resulting in a minimum 5 net new affordable housing units
  • conversion of non-rental housing (for example, hotel or commercial space)
  • redevelopment on the existing site involving demolition and new construction and resulting in a minimum of 5 net new affordable housing units
  • new construction

Housing type

  • mixed-income developments with an affordable and/or social housing component
  • specialized housing development
  • mixed-use developments with commercial, retail, community, medical and/or social services (preference will be given to those that provide complementary services)
  • housing development or selection of developments that include a portion of owner occupiers and others for affordable and social housing (homeownership programs may be included as part of the affordability and financial sustainability proposal)

Eligible costs

  • land acquisition
  • permits, re-zoning, and development
  • architectural consulting fees
  • construction material and labour for new units, or the purchase and renovation of existing units and the conversion of non-residential space to residential units
  • demolition of units for reconstruction
  • appraisal, geotechnical testing, building condition assessments, and legal fees as needed
  • insurance and bonding
  • required professional reports
  • site improvements such as landscaping

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

Step 1. Read the guidelines

Affordable Housing Partnership Program Guidelines

Step 2. Complete the application package

Fill out the Affordable Housing Partnership Program Application Form (XLSX, 43 KB).

Note: if you have applied to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for the National Housing Co-Investment Fund or Rapid Housing Initiative, you may submit that application instead.

Step 3. Review the application package

Use the Checklist (PDF, 83 KB) to ensure you have included all required documents as part of your submission.

Step 4. Submit the application package

Completed application packages should be emailed to [email protected].

After you apply

Successful applicants will be notified within 3 months of the application deadline.

If any details change related to the project scope or approvals within this period, the applicant should advise Government of Alberta staff.

Reporting

Subject to the agreement, successful applicants will be required to report on the following annually for the term of the agreement:

  • number of units allocated for those in core housing need
  • annual household income and composition by non-market unit
  • number and size of units at market rent vs. non-market rental rates
  • units occupied or unoccupied
  • attestation of compliance with agreement
  • statement of revenue and expenses

Contact

Connect with the Housing Capital Program Branch:
Email: [email protected]

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