July 26, 2023

More affordable housing for Albertans

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

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 Oct. 16.

“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.”

Jason Nixon, 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.”

Arlene Adamson, President, Alberta Seniors and Community Housing Association


“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 of this fall, house over 300 people. We are very excited about the opportunities that new investments through this program will bring for all Albertans.”

Gord Johnston, chief executive officer, Civida

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.

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

Quick facts

  • Some notable projects completed from the first intake of the Affordable Housing Partnership Program in January include:
    • $15.2 million for the City of Calgary's Bridgeland Place Retrofit
    • $14.9 million for Civida's Lendrum Redevelopment in Edmonton
    • $14.7 million for Meridian Housing Foundation's Spruce Grove Lodge Supportive Living in Spruce Grove
  • Funding for Alberta's Affordable Housing Partnership Program is provided through the National Housing Strategy 10-year bilateral agreement between the governments of Canada and Alberta.

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