To address the growing need for affordable housing across the province, Alberta’s government is investing an additional $16 million into the repair and maintenance of government-owned affordable housing facilities that are not in use.
“We know the need for affordable housing continues to grow. Alberta’s government is committed to maintaining existing units while continuing to invest in new homes. By revitalizing outdated units, we are providing safe, stable homes for Albertans in need.”
Affordable housing enables families and individuals to use their income for other essential needs and to improve their quality of life. This investment in existing units will ensure Albertans have access to affordable housing within their budget, now and into the future.
This investment will include funding repair and maintenance projects such as replacing windows, repairing roofs and improving interior environments to help bring units up to date to ensure they can continue to be used as affordable housing for years to come. The province is already working with housing providers to identify priority projects.
“As an important part of Alberta’s affordable housing strategy, this injection of funding is vital to maintaining our current assets that strive to provide suitable living accommodations to Albertans. ASCHA and its members appreciate this investment and future investments that protect our current supply and look to increase the housing supply to meet the growing demand.”
“Civida welcomes this much-needed capital maintenance and renewal investment in affordable community housing. This funding comes at a time when Alberta’s population is rapidly growing, increasing the need for all housing, particularly community and mixed-income housing options. We are appreciative of the Government of Alberta for committing resources to ensure that thousands of Albertans will continue to have access to safe, affordable homes today, and for years to come.”