Transforming affordable housing
In 2021, Alberta’s government took major steps to improve access to housing for Albertans in need now, and in the future. The government:
- Released Stronger Foundations, Alberta’s 10-year plan to improve and expand affordable housing. The strategy maps out the bold and thoughtful changes needed to provide safe, stable, affordable housing for an additional 25,000 households – an increase of more than 40 per cent.
- Redesigned the Rent Supplement Program to provide more flexibility to tenants and give working Albertans access to temporary help while maintaining long-term supports for those most in need. All supplements now go directly to eligible tenants, giving them the freedom to move, whether it’s for a new job or to a more suitable home for their family.
- Secured federal funding for the Rent Supplement Program, doubling funding for rent assistance to $444 million between 2019 and 2028, which will assist 35,500 eligible Alberta households.
- Launched the Find Housing online tool to make it easier for applicants to evaluate their eligibility and connect with housing options that meet their needs.
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