Affordable Housing Programs

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

Provides housing options for families, seniors and individuals that require specialized housing, and building construction standards for affordable housing.

Service provides:

  • Find Housing directory - a search tool for Albertans in need of housing
  • Design and Technical Guidelines - outline the minimum standards required when developing provincially-funded housing in Alberta

Directory includes referrals to:

  • Community Housing Program - subsidized rental housing to low-income families, seniors, and individuals who cannot afford other housing options due to circumstance
  • Seniors Self-contained Housing Program / Seniors Apartments - apartment-style housing to seniors who are able to live independently with or without assistance of community based services
  • Seniors Lodge Program - rooms, meals, services, and recreational opportunities for independent seniors
  • Specialized Housing - available for individuals who have special housing needs
  • Rent Supplement Program - helps make rental accommodation more affordable by providing a subsidy directly to tenants
Yes, Eligibility varies for each program. Contact for details.
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

There may be a waiting period to access programs. 

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 -
Last Verified On
June 1, 2022