Alberta’s government is taking action to support more households with affordable housing through its 10-year strategy, Stronger Foundations. Part of this strategy includes partnering with public, private and non-profit organizations to increase housing supply where it is needed most.
Alberta’s Affordable Housing Partnership Program is providing nearly $66 million to support 11 projects across the province. This funding will support hundreds of families and individuals, including women and children fleeing violence, veterans, Indigenous families, those recovering from addiction and individuals living with disabilities.
“A warm, safe place to call home is something that we all value. For too many in our communities, this is not the reality, which is why our government is so focused on expanding housing availability in our province. We are creating opportunities for more Albertans to have the safety and security of their own home.”
“Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Through this combined investment, we are creating more than 410 units of affordable housing for those who need it most in Alberta. Today’s announcement reflects our ongoing collaboration with all levels of government to deliver meaningful results and increased affordability for all Canadians. This is just one of the many ways our government’s National Housing Strategy is ensuring no one is left behind.”
In December 2022, Alberta’s government launched the Affordable Housing Partnership Program to build and renovate more affordable housing units across the province. Through this program, funding has been provided to support nearly 1,100 affordable housing units thus far.
"Affordable housing investments are essential to ensure that every Albertan has a place to call home. This is especially true for people who are in early recovery from addiction, and operators like Fresh Start will ensure they're successful in their long-term recovery and wellness."
“The City of Calgary is proud to be partnered with Alberta’s government as we provide housing for those most in need. Funding through the Affordable Housing Partnership Program is creating better futures and making life better for Calgarians.”
Stronger Foundations sets Alberta on a path to support an additional 25,000 households with affordable housing by 2031, an increase of more than 40 per cent. This is being achieved by increasing the number of affordable housing units, improving access to housing for Albertans in need and partnering with governments, organizations and communities.
“ASCHA and our members recognize the critical investment needed in affordable housing and is pleased to see the Government of Alberta take this important step. With the majority of Albertans concerned with affordability, and Alberta’s economic future, they will be relieved to see more affordable housing solutions coming to their communities.”
“At Fresh Start Recovery, we are grateful to be partnered with Alberta’s government in providing post-treatment housing. This support makes a positive impact on the lives of those in recovery and sets a new standard of care for those in need.”
Federal funding for Alberta’s Affordable Housing Partnership Program is provided through the National Housing Strategy 10-year bilateral agreement between the governments of Canada and Alberta.
- $15.2 million for the City of Calgary to retrofit and renovate family and community housing
- $7 million for Trellis Society for Community Impact to build family and community housing
- $4 million for Fresh Start Recovery Centre to build supportive housing for individuals recovering from addiction
- $3.4 million for Horizon Housing Society to build housing for women and children fleeing violence
- $2.1 million for HomeSpace Society to build housing for women and children and Indigenous families
- $1.9 million for Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research to build housing for persons with disabilities
- $14.9 million for Civida to redevelop family and community housing
- $4 million for the City of Edmonton’s Holyrood development, which includes supportive housing, including for women and children fleeing violence
- $3.4 million for Veterans’ House Canada to build supportive housing for veterans
- $6.5 million for the Municipality of Jasper to build family and community housing in Jasper
- $3.2 million for Hope Mission to build a shelter and transitional housing in Wetaskiwin
The Affordable Housing Partnership Program enables partnerships with the public, non-profit and private sectors to meet local housing needs and provide more innovative housing solutions across the province. The first round of funding for the program closed on Jan. 11.
Budget 2023 secures Alberta’s future by transforming the health-care system to meet people’s needs, supporting Albertans with the high cost of living, keeping our communities safe and driving the economy with more jobs, quality education and continued diversification.
- Canada's National Housing Strategy (NHS) is a 10-year $72-plus billion plan that will give more Canadians a place to call home.
- Announced in 2019, the 10-year bilateral agreement between the governments of Canada and Alberta, under the NHS, will invest $561 million to protect, renew and expand social and community housing, and support Alberta’s priorities related to housing repair, construction and affordability.