Building Affordable Homes And Stronger Communities

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Alberta’s government is providing nearly $66 million to support more than 450 new affordable housing units and shelter beds across the province.

Alberta’s government is committed to ensuring low-income and vulnerable Albertans have access to safe, secure and affordable homes. To address the diverse needs of Alberta’s communities, the government is investing in building more affordable and supportive homes across the province.

Through the Affordable Housing Partnership Program, housing providers will receive funding to create more affordable housing, shelters, seniors housing and supportive housing facilities. Eight providers will be working on housing projects on Enoch Cree Nation and in Edmonton, Lake Louise, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Trochu. This is part of the Alberta government’s continued efforts to support low-income and vulnerable Albertans.

“We are constantly working to increase our affordable housing supply and provide facilities that meet community needs. We will continue to work to identify and support projects that ensure those in need have somewhere to turn and safe, affordable places to live."

Jason Nixon, Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services

“The National Housing Strategy demonstrates that when governments and local organizations work together to support housing – anything is possible. Hundreds of Albertans seeking refuge will benefit from these projects, providing them with a safe, affordable home and a better quality of life.”

Randy Boissonnault, Federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages

The eight projects in six communities will provide new, innovative and sustainable housing solutions for those who need it the most. Housing providers can use funding for projects such as renovating existing housing, converting hotels or commercial spaces, redeveloping an existing site or building new housing.

By working together with partners in the public, non-profit and private sectors, Alberta’s government can deliver affordable housing solutions that are customized to meet local community needs.

“Enoch Elder's Lodge stands as a testament to our collective commitment to honouring and supporting our elders, ensuring they have a place where their wisdom is cherished, and our community thrives. This has been a priority for our Nation for decades, and a key pillar for our Council since taking office in 2023. I am pleased to see the provincial and federal governments come together in this way, and I believe this can be the first of many Elder’s Lodges on First Nation lands across Turtle Island. With this $25-million funding commitment, we embark on a journey to construct a sanctuary where generations connect, stories are shared and the legacy of our elders endures.”

Chief Cody Thomas, Enoch Cree Nation

“The Trochu and surrounding community is very grateful for this funding from the Alberta Affordable Housing Partnership Program. This funding will ensure affordable housing options are part of our Trochu Seniors Supportive Living Facility Project, which is being built by the Trochu Housing Corporation and is expected to start later this year. We thank the minister and the department for supporting our proposal and this critical affordable housing initiative for our community.”

Barry Kletke, mayor, Town of Trochu, and chair, Trochu Housing Corporation Board

“We are deeply grateful to Minister Nixon and the Government of Alberta for expanding access to more affordable housing options for Albertans and for sharing our commitment to increasing levels of inclusion, independence, and equality within our community. This investment is critical to helping meet the demand for affordable specialized housing like that offered at Joey’s Home. It will also improve people’s lives by opening 17 living units for people with dementia-related challenges and intellectual disabilities.”

Emily Ruttan, CEO, Winnifred Stewart Association

Funding for the Affordable Housing Partnership Program is eligible for cost-matching through the Canada – Alberta Bilateral Agreement under the National Housing Strategy.

Quick facts

$66 million will support 335 new units and 129 shelter beds:

$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.

Through the program, Alberta’s government has invested approximately $191 million to support over 1,500 housing units and over 190 shelter spaces in 15 communities.