Rent Assistance Benefit

Heartland Housing Foundation

Offers a monthly benefit amount to help make rent more affordable for households in core housing need who have low incomes.

Service provides:

  • a benefit paid directly to subsidy recipients to help make their rent with a private landlord more affordable

The Rent Assistance Benefit (RAB) is a provincial program designed for households in core housing need who have low incomes and ongoing need. Heartland Housing Foundation is the local delivery agent (Fort Saskatchewan and Strathcona County) for the program and is not the landlord in this program.

Affiliation: Partnered with the Government of Alberta.
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • those who meet the Social Housing Accommodation Regulation criteria
  • are in core housing need
  • have a total asset value of $25,000 or less
  • are Canadian citizens, permanent residents (excluding those under a private sponsorship arrangement), convention refugees, or individuals who have applied for refugee / immigration status and private sponsorship has broken down
  • and live in eligible housing - a self-contained, rented home with its own kitchen / bathroom and is not shared with the landlord
Eligible housing includes:
  • a basement suite or secondary suite that has been approved by the municipality
  • co-operatives
  • mobile homes (where tenants also rent the pad)
  • detached houses, townhouse, duplex, triplex, apartments, or condos
  • with a written co-operative or tenancy agreement
Application Process
Service Access: Application Required, To access service:
  • contact for details
All recipients must sign an agreement with Heartland Housing Foundation before receiving the benefit.
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Waiting lists are sorted by priority score based on Social Housing Accommodation Regulations.

Web Site
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
July 19, 2023
914 Bison Way
Sherwood Park, AB, T8H 2C4
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Hours of Operation
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Closed statutory holidays.