Affordable Housing Programs

Government of Alberta - Ministry of Seniors, Community, and Social Services

Search Agency Service

Provides housing options and financial help for Albertans with low income.

Service provides:

  • a Find Housing search tool for Albertans in need of affordable housing and rent assistance

Directory includes referrals to:

  • Community Housing - subsidized rental housing for families, seniors, and individuals with low income

  • Seniors apartments - apartment style housing for seniors who are able to live independently
  • Seniors Lodge - program provides rooms, meals, housekeeping services and recreational opportunities for functionally independent seniors
  • Special Needs Housing - available for individuals who have special housing needs
  • Rent Supplement Program (RSP) - provides a monthly benefit directly to Albertans with low income to subsidize their rent; the subsidy is paid directly to eligible Albertans and is intended to assist those who already live in a self-contained, rented home; two types of benefits are available under RSP: Rent Assistance Benefit (RAB) and Temporary Rent Assistance Benefit (TRAB)

Yes, Eligibility criteria may be different for each program. 
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

There may be a waiting period to access programs. Eligible applicants are given priority based on need. Temporary Rent Assistance Benefit (TRAB) is on a first come, first served basis.

Toll Free
1-877-644-9992 (Alberta Supports Contact Centre)
Toll Free
Web Site
English; Tele-Interpreter / Language Lines
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
February 20, 2024