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Housing supports for survivors of gender-based violence (ongoing for clients)

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Housing supports for survivors of gender-based violence

Helping people experiencing gender-based violence find a safe, stable home while they work to rebuild their lives.


  • Provides housing cost assistance directly to applicants.
  • Use and transfer anywhere within the province.
  • Total benefit amounts to $7,200 provided over the course of one-year.
  • Flexible monthly payments at $600 a month for one year, $1,200 a month for 6 months, or another amount and duration for special circumstances.
  • Prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Eligible to apply for other rent assistance once the gender-based violence funding has ended.


Eligibility requirements do not include an income threshold and the benefit does not have an asset value limit.

The Housing Benefit for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence provides financial supports to those who may be underserved, including (but not limited to):

  • women and children fleeing violence who stay in second-stage housing for extended periods of time
  • Indigenous women, who are at higher risk of experiencing gender-based violence
  • 2SLGBTQI+ youth who are not safe living with their family of origin
  • youth exiting government care, who experience violence, including gender-based violence, at higher rates than other population groups

  • Funder

    Government of Alberta

  • Start Date

    May 31, 2024

  • End Date


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