Rent Assistance Benefit

Meridian Housing Foundation


Description
Provides rent subsidies directly to households with low income who live in private rental homes.

Service provides:

  • long-term monthly benefit paid directly to households with low income who live in private rental homes to help make their rent with a private landlord more affordable

Amount of subsidy is calculated based on household size, composition, income, and local market rent.

Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • households in core housing need
  • with a household income limit below local income thresholds set by the Government of Alberta
  • with a total asset value of $25,000.00 or less
  • with a current lease within the boundaries of one of the following communities: Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Parkland County
  • who live in eligible housing (a self-contained, rented home)
  • and who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, refugees sponsored by the Government of Canada, or individuals who have applied for refugee or immigration status and for whom private sponsorship has broken down
Households are prioritized based on need as determined by the Alberta Social Housing Accommodation Regulation. Recipients must provide regular reporting and eligibility is reassessed annually.
Application Process
Service Access: Application Required, To access service:
  • visit website for more information or to access an online application
  • contact for a printed copy of the application
  • completed applications and required documents can be submitted to the office in person or via e-mail, mail, or fax
Once complete, applications are processed and prioritized according to Alberta’s Social Housing Regulation.
Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: Yes,

Completed applications are assigned point scores and placed on a waitlist. Wait times vary.


Telephone
780-963-2149
Fax
780-591-0031
Web Site
https://meridianhousingfoundation.ca
Email
rab@meridianfoundation.ca
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: No


Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: No -
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Agency Information
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Last Verified On
July 11, 2023
Address
4908 53 Avenue
Stony Plain, AB, T7Z 1Y4
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Tue
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Wed
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Thu
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Fri
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Closed statutory holidays.