Vulnerable Albertans deserve a safe and secure place to call home. To provide more affordable housing where it is needed most, Alberta launched the Affordable Housing Partnership Program. Under this program, Alberta’s government is investing $2 million into the Gaetz Landing project in Leduc with cost-matching through the Government of Canada.

“We know Albertans need housing options in communities across the province, and these new units will provide safe and affordable housing to Albertans who call Leduc home. Our government will continue to work with housing partners, non-profits and the private sector to build more housing units to meet the needs of our communities and increase capacity across the province.”

Jason Nixon, Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services

To ensure that women fleeing violence have a safe place to call home, a minimum of 25 per cent of the units will be dedicated for their use. In addition, 20 per cent of the units will be fully accessible for Albertans with physical disabilities.

“Today’s announcement demonstrates the action our government is taking to quickly provide new affordable housing across Canada. Through the Rapid Housing Initiative, we are investing in safe and secure homes for the people who need them the most, including vulnerable women experiencing domestic challenges here in Leduc. Projects like this are only made possible through strong government and community partnerships, and we are proud of the work being done to ensure all Canadians have a safe place to call home.”

Sean Fraser, federal Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities

Construction of Phase 2 will begin immediately, and the building is expected to open in fall 2024. Phase 2 of the Gaetz Landing project will feature one-bedroom energy-efficient units and will be connected to Phase 1, which is a mixed-use apartment building.

“The Gaetz Landing project will provide safe and affordable housing to the most vulnerable population in Leduc. It is important that 25 per cent of the units will go directly to support women and children fleeing violence and the other units will be fully accessible and dedicated to low-income families. Our government is working hard to address the need for affordable housing right here in our community.”

Brandon Lunty, MLA for Leduc-Beaumont

“Leduc Regional Housing Foundation is very proud of the services that we offer throughout the seven municipalities of the Leduc region. We are excited to announce the addition of 24 more units to our housing portfolio with the Gaetz Landing II project. This vision came to reality with the support and commitment of the Leduc Regional Housing Foundation Board and all three levels of government: municipal, provincial and federal.”

Margot Hagarty, executive director, Leduc Regional Housing Foundation

Quick facts

  • The total estimated cost of this project is about $9 million, including:
    • $2 million in funding from the Government of Alberta
    • $4.8 million in federal funding
    • $1.8 million equity and land contribution from Leduc Regional Housing
    • $500,000 from the City of Leduc
  • 2023 affordable housing announcements:
    • Blackfoot Family Lodge - $3.4 million
    • Capital Maintenance and Renewal - $16 million
    • Affordable Housing Partnership Program new intake - $68 million
    • Stepping Stones Crisis Society - $2 million
    • Metis Community Association and Communitas Group - $2.6 million
    • Capital Maintenance and Renewal for women's shelters - $2.1 million
    • Victor Lake Elders Lodge - $2.3 million
    • Affordable Housing Partnership Program - $125 million
    • Affordable Housing for Ukrainian evacuees - $16.7 million
    • Woodland Creek First Nation - $2.2 million
    • Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement - $2.8 million
    • Medicine Hat Community Housing Society - $5.2 million
    • Fort Chipeywan Metis Association - $1 million
    • O'Chiese First Nation - $2.9 million
    • YW Calgary Sherriff King - $2.4 million
    • Canmore land transfer - $8.7 million
    • Heartland Housing Muriel Ross Abdurahman Court - $6 million
    • Habitat for Humanity Livingston - $900,000
    • Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary Elders Lodge - $5.7 million

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