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More affordable housing for Albertans

Nicholas L. M. Allen

Jul 26, 2023

The next round of funding for the Affordable Housing Partnership Program (AHPP) is open for applications from community partners to support innovative housing solutions.

The Alberta Government announced another round of funding for the AHPP on July 24.

Affordable housing enables families and individuals to use their income for other essential needs and to improve their quality of life. Alberta’s government is investing in programs to ensure Albertans have access to safe, stable and affordable housing.

Through this round of funding, Alberta’s government is providing $68 million to support innovative and sustainable affordable housing solutions for low-income Albertans. 

Public, non-profit and private sector partners can submit their affordable housing projects for funding until October 16 according to the Alberta government.

“The Affordable Housing Partnership Program fosters collaborative work and prioritizes the goal of making sure all Albertans have access to safe, stable, affordable housing. By working together with our municipal, non-profit and private sector partners, we will ensure we can deliver a variety of affordable housing options to meet local needs,” said Jason Nixon, the Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services.

The first round of funding closed in January, resulting in the approval of $124.7 million in funding for 30 projects. 

The program has supported more than 1,100 affordable housing units across Alberta.

“Alberta Seniors and Community Housing Association, ASCHA, welcomes the second round of the Affordable Housing Partnership Program, which comes at a time when Alberta’s population is rapidly growing, increasing the need for all housing, especially affordable housing options. We are appreciative of government, under Minister Jason Nixon’s leadership, for committing another funding round, which is another important step to ensure we meet Alberta’s affordable housing needs,” said Arlene Adamson, president of Alberta Seniors and Community Housing Association

All the proposals will be assessed based on the local community needs, ability to achieve outcomes for Albertans with low income and value for taxpayer money.

“In the last year, Civida was grateful to receive $14.9 million through the Affordable Housing Partnership Program to help us build an affordable 120-unit complex in south Edmonton that will, upon completion this fall, house over 300 people. We are very excited about the opportunities that new investments through this program will bring for all Albertans,” said Gord Johnston, chief executive officer of Civida.

Details on eligibility and the application process can be found online.

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