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A stronger foundation for 2022

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Government of Alberta

Alberta’s government took several key steps to improve access to and expand affordable housing to address the growing need in 2021.

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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