Alberta’s government is committed to ensuring that members of our community have access to a safe, secure and affordable home as well as the supports they need to thrive. Through the Affordable Housing Partnership Program (AHPP), this funding will go toward creating five new units set to open in 2025 and on renovating Joey’s Home Mindful Hearts Memory Care Centre, a two-storey home in north central Edmonton. Joey’s Home will provide 17 specialized housing units for individuals with dementia-related challenges and intellectual disabilities.

Joey Moss worked as an Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Elks staff member for more than three decades, earning fame for his long service to the teams. Joey’s love for the game and advocacy for people with disabilities made him a beloved member of the Edmonton community. Joey’s Home opened in 2007 with a mission to help individuals with diverse abilities access the supports they need. Moss, a long-time resident, passed away in 2020 at age 57.

“Through this funding, Joey’s Home will continue to be a safe and caring place for Albertans with diverse abilities to thrive. With this investment through the Affordable Housing Partnership Program, Joey’s home will be able to provide a home and supports to enrich the lives of Albertans and honour Joey’s legacy.”

Jason Nixon, Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services

The Affordable Housing Partnership Program promotes working together with partners in the public, non-profit and private sectors to deliver affordable housing solutions that are customized for communities to meet local needs and ensure Albertans have a place to call home. Housing accommodation that meets the needs of Albertans is essential to their quality of life and a key part of Alberta’s Stronger Foundations strategy.

“We are so grateful to the province for expanding access to more affordable housing options for Albertans and for sharing in our commitment to increasing levels of inclusion and independence within our community. This investment is critical to meeting the demand for affordable specialized housing like that offered at Joey’s Home. Diverse communities make for richer neighborhoods and this contribution enriches lives.”

Emily Ruttan, CEO, Winnifred Stewart Association

Quick facts

  • Under the AHPP, funding is cost-matched by the federal government under the National Housing Strategy bilateral agreement.
  • Through the AHPP, $66 million will support more than 450 new homes and supportive facilities:
    • $25 million for Enoch Cree Nation to build a mixed-income Elders lodge on the reserve.
    • $21.2 million for the Métis Nation of Alberta to construct housing for people recovering from addictions in Edmonton.
    • $9.5 million to Trochu Housing Corporation to build seniors housing in Trochu.
    • $4 million to the Lethbridge Housing Authority to build a homeless shelter in Lethbridge.
    • $2.2 million for Concept Investment Partners to build affordable, accessible housing for older Albertans in Lethbridge.
    • $1.9 million for Hearth Social Profit Company Incorporated to convert a hotel into supportive housing for people recovering from addiction in Red Deer.
    • $1.6 million to build affordable housing in Lake Louise.
    • $340,000 to the Winnifred Stewart Association to build permanent supportive housing in Edmonton.
  • In 2023, Alberta’s government approved $125 million in funding through the AHPP for 30 projects to support more than 1,100 affordable housing units across Alberta.
  • The residential renovation will increase the number of units in the building to 17 with specialized supports.
  • The building will have three common kitchens and living rooms, one on each floor.

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