Important dates

Submissions are reviewed in the spring and fall each year.

Overview

Housing providers can access funding through the Government of Alberta to create or maintain affordable housing units.

The Alberta government uses the Alberta Government Strategic Plan (PDF, 483 KB) to plan and fund these projects.

The Capital Planning Framework helps with this planning process. It provides additional information including:

  • the definition of capital planning
  • descriptions of Alberta Seniors and Housing capital programs
  • an explanation of how capital investments are prioritized
  • an overview of the annual Capital Plan process including roles, authorities and timelines

Guidelines

All capital programs are designed to achieve four key outcomes:

  1. Quality: The condition of government-owned and supported housing units meets or exceeds industry standards and reduces environmental impact.
  2. Sustainable: Capital investments, programming and financial decisions are planned and managed to meet present and future needs of the affordable housing system.
  3. Integrated: The affordable housing system is socially incorporated into communities, and integrates social, education, health and community-based supports.
  4. Adaptive: The affordable housing system is flexible, innovative and responsive in order to effectively meet the needs of Albertans

Family and community housing development and renewal program

The Family and Community Housing Development and Renewal Program facilitates major renovation, replacement and extension projects to government-owned and/or supported affordable family and community housing. These housing units are operated under the Alberta Housing Act or through long term operating agreements where tenant rent is set based on the tenant's income.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • housing management bodies
  • housing management agencies
  • non-profit housing organizations that have a long-term operating agreement with the Government of Alberta

How to apply

Step 1: Review the capital planning framework

Alberta Seniors and Housing Capital Planning Framework

Step 2: Review the program fact sheet

Family and community housing development and renewal fact sheet

Step 3: Fill out the submission form

Major capital project submission form (XLSX, 120 KB)

Step 4: Email submission

Email your submission to housingcapital@gov.ab.ca.

Seniors housing development and renewal program

The Seniors Housing Development and Renewal Program facilitates major renovation, replacement and redevelopment projects at government-owned and/or supported affordable independent and supportive seniors housing. These housing units are operated under the Alberta Housing Act or through long term operating agreements where tenant rent is set based on the tenant's income.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • housing management bodies
  • housing management agencies
  • non-profit housing organizations that have a long-term operating agreement with the Government of Alberta

How to apply

Step 1: Review the capital planning framework

Alberta Seniors and Housing Capital Planning Framework

Step 2: Review the program fact sheet

Seniors housing development and renewal fact sheet

Step 3: Fill out the submission form

Major capital project submission form (XLSX, 120 KB)

Step 4: Email submission

Email your submission to housingcapital@gov.ab.ca.

For more information, please contact sh.ihcp@gov.ab.ca.

Affordable and specialized housing program

The Affordable and Specialized Housing Program creates new affordable housing projects that provide supportive social or health services for Albertans.

These projects focus on:

  • reducing homelessness
  • making housing available for Albertans with specialized needs

Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • housing management bodies
  • housing management agencies
  • non-profit housing organizations that have a long-term operating agreement with the Government of Alberta
  • community-based organizations

How to apply

Step 1: Review the capital planning framework

Alberta Seniors and Housing Capital Planning Framework

Step 2: Review the program fact sheet

Affordable and Specialized Housing Program fact sheet

Step 3: Fill out the submission form

Major capital project submission form (XLSX, 120 KB)

Step 4: Email submission

Email your submission to housingcapital@gov.ab.ca.

Indigenous housing capital program

This program is currently under review. Applications for planning and construction funding are on hold until the program is reintroduced in 2020.

The Indigenous Housing Capital Program (IHCP) will increase the supply of affordable housing units for Indigenous peoples in need through construction (including additions/extensions), purchase and repurpose. Units may be used for rental or lease-to-purchase.

Funding is available for the planning of new projects and/or the construction of planned projects.

Development of the IHCP was guided by feedback gathered from Indigenous and Indigenous-serving organizations during a 2017 province-wide engagement.

Read the ‘What We Heard’ summary of engagement findings.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • Indigenous governments or organizations
  • housing management bodies, municipalities, and not-for-profit organizations with formal partnerships with Indigenous governments or organizations

For more information, please contact sh.ihcp@gov.ab.ca

Capital maintenance and renewal program

The Capital Maintenance and Renewal Program facilitates major renovation, replacement and redevelopment projects at:

  • government owned or supported affordable seniors housing
  • family and community housing
  • independent and supportive seniors housing operated under the Alberta Housing Act
  • independent and supportive seniors housing operated through long term agreements where the resident's rent is set based on their income

Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • housing management bodies
  • non-profit housing organizations that have a long-term operating agreement with the Government of Alberta

To be considered under this program, individual project costs must exceed $5,000 and result in enhancements to the housing assets that:

  • increase the previously assessed physical output or service capacity
  • reduce associated operating costs
  • extend the estimated useful life
  • improve the physical condition and/or functionality of the facility

How to apply

Step 1: Review the capital planning framework

Alberta Seniors and Housing Capital Planning Framework

Step 2: Review the program fact sheet

Capital Maintenance and Renewal Program fact sheet

Step 3: Fill out the submission form

Major capital project submission form (XLSX, 120 KB)

Step 4: Email submission

Email your submission to housingcapital@gov.ab.ca.